TAIB MAHMUD IS THE ULTIMATE TEST OF MACC’S CREDIBILITY

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 3 July 2018

The Pakatan government’s anti-corruption credibility leverages on its pursuance of other big corrupt public officials besides Najib Razak especially after the new MACC chief has just announced that she will not let off any “big fish” in her probes. Is there a bigger fish in Malaysia than the former Sarawak Chief Minister?

Thus, Malaysians will not let off such trifling excuses made by the Law Minister Liew Vui Keong that “…there is no new lead for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to reopen its graft probe against Sarawak Governor Abdul Taib Mahmud.”

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MALAYSIA’S FINANCIAL SCANDALS: MEMORY JOLT FOR FORGETFUL POLITICIANS

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 15 July 2019

George Orwell once said:

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

Those who are in power today can try to rewrite the past but they won’t succeed, not when almost all of history has been digitised already. We are made to believe by the new history changers that the 1MDB scandal has been the only financial scandal in Malaysian history and the previous Prime Minister is the first kleptocrat our country has ever had. The former Leader of the Opposition, perhaps thankful that his son’s corruption charges were dropped and further rewarded with a Finance Minister’s post, is now quick to say that he never said that Mahathir was ever corrupt. Let us remind him of the financial scandals in the Mahathir era and what he said about them…

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DEATHS IN CUSTODY: INCAPACITY FOR OUTRAGE IN ‘NEW MALAYSIA’

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 14 July 2019

What does it take to make every elected representative and police officer feel outrage whenever there is a case of a death in custody?

Under the bad old Barisan Nasional regime, deaths in police and enforcement agencies’ custody were shrugged off with sickening indifference. It is already 10 years since the death of Teoh Beng Hock at the headquarters of the Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), 10 years without the closure that only the truth can make possible.  

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Wan Ji Imprisonment another Failure

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is disappointed by the decision of the High Court of Shah Alam in the conviction of Wan Ji Wan Hussin under the Sedition Act 1948.

The Sedition Act 1948 is an archaic legislation that restricts freedom of expression contrary to the rights provided for under Article 10 of the Federal Constitution. In the recent years, the Sedition Act 1948 gained notoriety after it was abused by the government to silence dissent and punish activists and political opponents of the administration.

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Fahmi Reza’s Conviction: What is Harapan’s Commitment to Freedom of Expression?

For Immediate Release
6 July 2019

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is disappointed by the Court of Appeal decision in rejecting the appeal by Fahmi Reza against his conviction under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

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