PAKATAN MPS WITH INTEGRITY SHOULD RESIGN IF LYNAS STAYS

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 8 Aug 2019

We were so used to wakil rakyat and ministers of the old BN regime clinging on to their posts like barnacles to the ship of state even after scandals were exposed but are we to expect the same from peoples’ representatives in the “New Malaysia” under PH?

If those MPs who rode to victory at the polls on the back of voters who thought that they were totally committed to the struggle to remove Lynas from Kuantan have any integrity in their bones, they would resign forthwith if their PH government decides to allow Lynas to continue operating in Kuantan.

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KHAT OUT THE DIVERSIONS MAZLEE, FOCUS ON REFORMS

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser, 5 Aug 2019

Ever since he was appointed, the Education Minister has consistently failed to bring about the promised education reforms that Pakatan Harapan promised in their GE14 manifesto. Is he in the grip of the ineluctable “Deep State” that explains his series of diversionary “new” policies?

The latest diversion to introduce khat calligraphy in our primary school curriculum has led to an uproar in the non-Muslim communities even before the UEC controversy has been settled. Is this an attempt by Pakatan Harapan to win Muslim votes for the future elections? Alas, they seem to be taking their non-Muslim support at GE14 for granted…

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DR M CREATED THE SO-CALLED DEEP STATE, STUPID!

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 31 July2019

You have to laugh at the way one Pakatan Harapan leader after another is now trying to justify their broken election promises by pointing to this new-found mysterious “deep state”. First it was Foreign Affairs Minister Saifuddin Abdullah who said that the “deep state” in Malaysia is out to undermine the Pakatan Harapan government. This was after the Prime Minister had said there was an attempt to get the rulers to sign an order against the government’s decision to ratify the Rome Statute. Now, Saifuddin adds that the deep state is at work to sabotage the Harapan government’s plans to sign four other human rights treaties.

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THE NOTION OF DEVELOPMENT: PEOPLE BEFORE PROFITS

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 29 July 2019

Once again, we see Malaysian politicians trying to justify their developers-driven projects in the name of “development” – land reclamation and transport plans, the continuing deforestation of indigenous peoples’ land for plantations, etc. Meanwhile, illegal factories and dump sites continue to pollute our water sources with impunity.

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WILL ANWAR ROLL BACK MAHATHIR’S BUMIPUTERA POLICIES?

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong SUARAM Adviser 27 July 2019

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim’s statement that he will accelerate the transition from race-based affirmative action economic plans to one that is needs-based when he becomes the prime minister will only be credible if he tells us what he intends to do with Mahathir’s Bumiputera Agenda only announced at the Bumiputera Congress in September last year. We are by now all too familiar with “Bumiputera Doublespeak” …

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