IGP SHOULD FOCUS ON THE CRIME, NOT POLITICS

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 21 July 2019

Inspector-general of police Abdul Hamid Bador has expressed frustration at the unfolding saga over a sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali, stating that it is consuming a huge amount of police time and resources:

“This whole thing is political. I have been urged from day one to verify the authenticity of the video. Now, after doing so, I am being accused of making political statements…”

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THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER THE LAZY DOG

Yusop fable by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 19 July 2019

When we were kids and first learnt to type on the old typewriter, we had to practice endlessly using this sentence: THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER THE LAZY DOG. It is an English-language pangram —a sentence that contains all of the letters of the alphabet. Doesn’t this Yusop fable capture Malaysia’s game of thrones?

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IPCMC MUST PRIORITISE DEATHS IN CUSTODY

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser, 19 July 2019

While it is good to see a bill for the establishment of the long-awaited Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) on the parliamentary agenda, it seems to miss the wood for the trees! Practically the entire bill is taken up with all manner of police misconduct while deaths in custody is only dealt with casually under “Part VIII: Miscellaneous:

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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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