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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WATER CRISIS – THE PRICE OF POPULISM

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 26 July 2019

Malaysia’s water industry is in “dire straits”! So says the Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister. The country is expected to see its water resources reduced by 20-25% between 2025 and 2030. The Minister added that despite that looming threat, Malaysia’s water industry is not yet equipped to effectively address the water shortage: “However, it is difficult to meet this requirement as demand is outstripping supply.”

Oh, and why is demand outstripping supply, I wonder?

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Police Complicity in Encroachment of Orang Asli Land Must Stop

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is gravely concerned with the on-going crackdown on blockades by Orang Asli community activists at Gerik and other locations across Malaysia and calls for the Inspector General of Police to answer for the conduct of the Royal Malaysian Police in supporting and assisting in the demolition of said blockades and arrest of Orang Asli community activists.

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