Arrest for Alleged Insult against Johor Royal Family

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) received concerning report that an individual has been arrested and remanded under Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 for alleged insult against member of the Johor Royal Family.

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WHAT ROLES ARE PRIVATE HOSPITALS PLAYING IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser, 24 March 2020

While it is clear that public sector hospital professionals and their support staff are heroically working on the front line to save the lives of patients afflicted with COVID19, and other selfless Malaysians are contributing to alleviate the suffering of out-of-work families, one does not hear what roles private hospitals are playing in this crisis. They are surely in a position to help out the public sector hospitals for the benefit of Malaysians in need.

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TIME WE HAD FRESH YOUNG GREEN DEMOCRATIC LEADERS

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 12 March 2020

After the leadership fiasco of the last two years, it is amazing that the same jaded “yesterday’s men” are still being nominated as the “saviour’s of the nation”. For many progressive people in Malaysia, the most shocking news before GE14 was Pakatan Harapan’s choice of Malaysia’s infamous autocrat Dr Mahathir as their “interim Prime Minister”. Besides being a slap in the face of the Reformasi Movement that had emerged in 1998 in response to Mahathir’s sacking of Anwar Ibrahim and his 22-year autocratic rule, the appointment of the nonagenarian ex UMNO politician as their candidate for PM revealed the political bankruptcy of Pakatan Harapan. It was certainly the obverse of what they had meant by “the audacity of hope” for the nation.

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EXPECTATIONS OF THE ‘CABINET THAT DELIVERS’

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, 10 Mar 2020

PM Muyhiddin Yassin claims that his new Cabinet is one that delivers. To survive the vote of confidence when Parliament resumes in May 2020, he has to show the country that he can do better than the previous PH government by making good the reforms that he was a part of when he waved the Buku Harapan before the GE14.

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