THE NEW PH GOVERNMENT MUST SUPPORT KOREAN PEOPLE’S SELF-DETERMINATION

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 19 May 2018

The US President Donald Trump’s threat to deal with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un the same way the US dealt with Muammar Gaddafi of Libya if the North Korean leader “doesn’t make a deal” on his nuclear weapons programme is completely scandalous and must be condemned by the world community. Trump interpreted the “Libyan model” to mean the 2011 Nato intervention in Libya in support of an insurrection, which ultimately led to Gaddafi’s murder at the hands of rebels in Tripoli.

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Implement Moratorium on the use of Draconian Laws as Sign of Commitment to Human Rights

We the undersigned civil society groups are monitoring the current political development and we are alarmed by some of the comments, remarks and actions by some members of the newly formed government on governance and human rights issues.

As a new government that carries the hopes and aspiration of Malaysians for a better Malaysia, the government must not waver in its commitment to good governance and human rights. It must outline a clear and tangible roadmap for reform in collaboration with civil societies that have played monumental role in upholding democracy and human rights.

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Malaysia: Rights groups welcome Anwar Ibrahim’s release after more than three years of arbitrary detention

Kuala Lumpur, Paris, 16 May 2018: FIDH and its member organization Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) welcome the early release of former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, following a pardon granted by Malaysia’s King today.

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RULE OF LAW MUST APPLY TO ALL FINANCIAL SCANDALS

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser, 16 May 2018

It is gratifying to see the speed in which the 1MDB probe is being conducted and the pledge by the new Prime Minister that the rule of law will be the new mantra and will apply to all and sundry.

Even before this historical denouement, the two political coalitions in the country had been forced through their grandstanding to call for Royal Commissions of Inquiry (RCIs) into three of the worst financial scandals in recent Malaysian history. Pakatan Harapan had of course been calling for an RCI into the most recent 1MDB scandal that has made international headlines. That has already been overtaken by the alacrity of the new administration to bring those responsible to book.

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