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Abolish the death penalty and extradite Sirul

  • May 21, 2018
COMMENT | Suaram has been calling for the abolition of the death penalty ever since we have existed. There is no better time for our country to abolish the death penalty than the present predicament we face in trying to extradite Sirul Azhar Umar, one of the convicted murderers of Altantuya Shaariibuu, from Australia.Since the Australian government cannot bring itself to return someone to Malaysia where he will be facing the death penalty, the just and reasonable thing to do is to do away with t
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Trial of Guan Eng and Phang put off

  • May 21, 2018
The corruption trial of former chief minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon, slated to begin today, was postponed as the accused are seeking new representation with the new attorney-general.Lim's lawyer Ramkarpal Singh requested for a postponement as both Lim and his lead counsel Gobind Singh Deo are in Putrajaya, to be sworn in today as finance minister and multimedia and communications minister, respectively."There is also an anomaly now as the current attoney-general's term end
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Clare Rewcastle Brown: No changes without brave individuals

  • May 20, 2018
PETALING JAYA: British journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown (pic) has lauded the bravery of the many people who risked their safety to expose corruption in Malaysia.She was speaking to The Star in an exclusive interview shortly after arriving in Malaysia, following the lifting of an arrest warrant against her, and the unblocking of her investigative website Sarawak Report.Acknowledging the role that people such as herself played in uncovering stories that the mainstream media were not able to pursue
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Report: Ex-SB man transferred over 1MDB may make a comeback

  • May 20, 2018
Former Special Branch (SB) deputy director Abdul Hamid Bador may be making a comeback to head the police's intelligence unit.Bukit Aman Special Branch director Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff's contract is expected to expire in September and Hamid is tipped to replace him, according to the Malay Mail.Hamid was on Aug 19, 2015, transferred to the Prime Minister's Department.Hamid, who had been with the police force for 37 years at that time, was livid and accused the government of transferring him over
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Anwar: Probe on Najib will be fair, independent

  • May 20, 2018
Pakatan Harapan de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim said investigations on Najib Abdul Razak over the SRC International Sdn Bhd case will be conducted in a fair and independent manner.He called on all parties not to pass judgment on the former prime minister before a thorough investigation and enforcement of the law were fully complied with."To him (Najib), (this is) my advice, find a good defence counsel," he said after a meeting with former Indonesian president, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, in conjunc
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PetroSaudi whistleblower meets Dr M

  • May 20, 2018
Swiss national Xavier Justo who leaked PetroSaudi's trove of emails has met Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad."What a great privilege and what an incredible moment," said Justo in a Facebook post.Justo shared a photograph of him with Mahathir on the social media site.The PetroSaudi phase, according to the US Department of Justice, was the first of four phases in which 1MDB's funds were allegedly siphoned.In this phase, at least US$1.03 billion intended for a joint-venture between 1MDB and Petro
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Party ignoring real reason of defeat with 1MDB omission

  • May 20, 2018
Bandar Tun Razak MCA chief Chew Yin Keen has disputed the party's top leadership's findings for MCA's "disastrous defeat" in the May 9 general election.Chew said MCA president Liow Tiong Lai had attributed the party's defeat to PAS splitting votes, MCA's opposition to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 (Act 355) and billboards that said "voting BN equals voting Najib and wife"."I do not agree with his review," said Chew in a statement today."In fact, it is well-know
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Who is the boss? I am not a thief

  • May 20, 2018
Najib told a crowd of at least 500 at the Umno building in Pekan today, “ I did not steal from the people.”This is in contrary with all the charges against him with regards to the 1MDBmoney laundering. The U.S. has alleged the fund’s officials laundered more than $4.5 billion through a complex web of opaque transactions and fraudulent shell companies located from Switzerland to Singapore to the U.S. -- a scheme U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in December called “ kleptocracy at its w
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Highway instead of runway

  • May 20, 2018
Najib has been known to travel in the government jet with tail number 9M-NAA as he zipped around the country.He had also been criticised for taking his family members on the government jet on overseas trips.This morning, he travelled  to Pekan in a car after he led BN to its first defeat since independence during the May 9 general election, ending the coalition's 61 years in power.His defeat came amid rising cost of living and the 1MDB scandal which the new Pakatan Harapan government u
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Only a bad finance minister hoards cash at home, Kadir says

  • May 20, 2018
The cash discovered in Najib Abdul Razak's home and properties linked to him does not reflect well on his former role as finance minister, said A Kadir Jasin."If it is true that millions of dollars in cash were kept at home, then I have to say that Najib was a very bad finance minister," the Council of Eminent Persons spokesperson said. Kadir was referring to the series of police raids on Najib's home and other properties in relation to the 1MDB matter."Cash that is kept at home does not ge
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