MAHATHIR SHOULD APOLOGISE AND RETIRE

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong SUARAM Adviser 1 Mar 2020

The vain attempt by Mahathir to become the 8th prime minister of Malaysia should signal his final departure from the Malaysian political stage. He should apologise to all voters who voted for Pakatan Harapan at the GE14 for his reckless attempt to prevent Anwar Ibrahim from becoming the 8th PM by suddenly resigning the premiership one week ago. It was this self-centred action, without concern for the Malaysian people he was entrusted to serve, that sent the country into a power vacuum of uncertainty in the already disruptive environment of corona virus and economic crises. Despite his attempt to make a U-turn even after he had resigned as chairman of PPMB, he has failed to prevent the Agung from installing Muyhiddin as the new PM.

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A FINE MESS YOU’VE GOTTEN US INTO!

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 27 Feb 2020

In other liberal democratic countries, governments collapse when there are factions fighting for different ideologies or interests. While there certainly are opposing interests among the parties in PH and BN, the reasons given by Dr M for resigning as the 7th PM are not convincing…

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Public Interest undermined in the Prosecution of Student Activist

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is appalled by the decision of the Attorney General Chambers to prosecute student activist Wong Yan Ke under Section 504 of the Penal Code for his protest during University Malaya convocation in October 2019.

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DAP SHOULD STOP USING THE OLD BN SCRIPT

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 17 Feb 2020

DAP backbenchers in Penang have responded to the critique of its so-called “development” policies by Penang Forum by echoing what BN politicians used to say to civil society critics, namely “join political parties or form a new one”. They go on to say that Penang Forum is an unelected and undemocratic entity.

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NEW EDUCATION REFORMS OR DR. M’S OLD OBSESSIONS?

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 2 Feb 2020

Since the prime minister’s “temporary” takeover of the Education portfolio, the country has waited with bated breath wondering what radically new education reforms Dr. Mahathir has in store for us. Now he has announced the reintroduction of the old policy of his first term in office that English will be the medium of instruction for the teaching of Science and Mathematics. His Deputy Education Minister has tried to fend off opposition to such a move, by saying that this is not yet policy despite the fact that the Prime Minister’s announcement is clearly stated in the video broadcast.

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