REDISTRIBUTE WEALTH BUT DON’T SPOOK THE RICH!

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Advisor 11 September 2020

Two issues of late – a 20 sen e-commerce tax and putting off the proposed vacancy tax on empty unsold property – have exposed the government’s pusillanimous approach to the oft lamented problem of wealth inequality in Malaysia. As usual, the government does not want to “spook the rich” and invariably falls for across-the-board measures that hit the pockets of the majority rather than the richest 1 per cent.

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YOUNG, GIFTED AND PROGRESSIVE

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 9 September 2020

It is refreshing to hear about new political initiatives in Malaysia after the proven sameness of the two coalitions. MAJU has announced they intend to field independent candidates in the next elections while a new youth party is in the process of being formed. The Malaysian parliament was beginning to look like a senior citizens’ club… Can we sense a new spring, or will it all end with the same old two-coalition political circus?

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THERE SHOULD BE NO FACTORIES IN RIVER BUFFER ZONES

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 8 Sept 2020

The Selangor State government still does not get the seriousness of the situation. Judging from today’s newspaper reports their pathetic response to the crisis simply means there will be more water pollution of our rivers in the future. That is certain. Instead of creating an urgent plan to ensure the removal of all factories in river buffer zones and that no factories are built in such sensitive and important zones, their solution seems to be to legalise the unlicensed factories already in place.

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Formalize Policy on Non-refoulement and Recognize Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) welcomes the positive change in direction by Minister Mohd Redzuan Mohd Yusof and the clarification Uighur refugees in Malaysia will not be refouled and extradited to China.

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Formalize Policy on Non-refoulement and Recognize Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) welcomes the positive change in direction by Minister Mohd Redzuan Mohd Yusof and the clarification Uighur refugees in Malaysia will not be refouled and extradited to China.

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