It has to end somewhere

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Yesterday (28 February), all of sudden, Suaram was vindicated when the Attorney General Chambers said that they have no case against Suaram. This development raises a litany of other concerns, notes S Arutchelvan.

SSM officers on a 'routine inspection' of the Suaram office this evening - Photograph: Suaram.
SSM officers on a ‘routine inspection’ of the Suaram office – File photograph: Suaram.

The AG Chambers also said that there would be no further action taken by the AG in relation to the ROS investigations on Suaram.

This is after six months of harassment of Suaram’s staff, its Board of Directors, the NGOs who supported Suaram, as well as their lawyers. So what happen to this so called Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) group and all their evidence of foreign intervention and the role of Suaram to destabilise the country?

What also about the instant hero, Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who said that Suaram had committed an offence and would be definitely charged. What about the controlled BN-backed media with all their slander of Suaram? Do they go scot free?

On 15 February, we were told that there was an attempt on the Prime Minister’s life. Later it was said that indeed there was a threat on South Korean mega star Psy. What is the evidence and what is the outcome of the investigation? Is it just a ploy to forget Najib’s stunt on “Are you ready for BN?” Is this yet another lie?

On 9 January 2012, three explosions took place at the Jalan Duta court complex the day Anwar was freed from his ‘Sodomy 2’ trial. Ironically, the police was the first to claim that they were not behind those explosions. In other countries, some groups will either deny or accept responsibility but here the police were the first to deny. What happen to the investigation? Who planted these bombs and why was it timed exactly to disperse the crowd? Did the police know about it before hand?

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On 26 June 201l, two buses with PSM members were detained because the police said that they had obtained information that the buses carried weapons. On 8 July 2011, police said that they had information that PSM members had planned to bomb the police station and the Petronas station in Sungai Siput. The police also brought in the Light Strike Force to protect the police station. There were also alerts in other stations in Perak.

Police also charged PSM leaders under the Emergency Ordinance, detained PSM members for ‘waging war against the King’, accused PSM of trying to destabilise the country using foreign elements as well as attempting to revive the Communist Party of Malaya.

Then suddenly all the charges were dropped. PSM leaders who had spent more than a month in detention without trial were told that there was no case against them. Case closed. What about the weapons in the bus? The bombs? Who lied?

On 4 July 2011, Police said that they had uncovered a stash of weapons, including parangs and petrol bombs, which they believed were to be used during the 9 July 2011 rallies planned by Bersih 2.0. Police found two garbage bags in which there were 44 T-shirts with the ‘Bersih’ logo nicely folded, 20 parangs, 36 Molotov cocktails, 16 lighters, and hundreds of metal ball bearings for use as slingshots. The petrol was put in mineral bottles instead of glass bottles. So what happened to these investigation? Who was behind this? More lies.

What about the death of Altantuya? What about the controlled ammunition – C4 and who removed all entries in the immigration records? Who commissioned the killing of Altantuya? This question is the billion dollar question in Malaysia today and yet the PM goes around as if nothing has happened.

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These questions go unanswered. Now we hear about Lahad Datu and the government has yet to explain. Isn’t this a national security issue ? And what about Siti Aminah Mahmud’s statement that she and her group helped process thousands of identity cards for illegal immigrants in Sabah in the early 1990s to help topple the PBS state government. Isn’t this a national security isuue?

The Najib administration has lost all legitimacy to govern the country. This has to end somewhere. PSM calls for the immediate dissolution of Parliament for the rakyat to give a fresh mandate. The security of the country is at stake! Liars and murderers go scot free.

S Arutchelvan is secretary general of Parti Sosialis Malaysia

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3 Mar 2013 2.00pm

And with all these accusations and reports in the MSM, a senior journalist from the MSM still points his finger at the alternate media for the people’s lost of credibility in the MSM?

3 Mar 2013 11.03am

Our Prime Minister knows no shame. He is worse … thick skinned.

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