INVOKE: We don’t have much time until GE-14

    A message from YB. Wong Chen: Good morning. On Saturday night, I joined Rafizi Ramli, Hannah Yeoh and Harris Ibrahim for an INVOKE Malaysia fundraiser dinner. We sold 92 tables and raised around RM150,000 net after expenses. Thank you everyone for your generous support. INVOKE is a big data, media and election machinery. We have been operational for 7 months supported by the public in form of small donations. Rafizi has put up almost his entire savings to start this venture. We have now 80 staff with 12…

Read More

Swiss AG denies M’sia asked for help on 1MDB-SRC probe

PETALING JAYA: The Swiss Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) has denied ever receiving any request from their Malaysian counterparts on the matter of investigations into 1MDB and its former subsidiary SRC International, Malaysiakini reported. The OAG made the declaration following reports that Malaysian Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali had written to his counterpart in Switzerland to request for a mutual legal assistance (MLA). “The OAG has not received any MLA request from Malaysia related to the 1MDB/SRC case. “We remain however, entirely at the disposal of the Malaysian authorities in case…

Read More

US News

High level of uncertainty expected over Trump’s inauguration – The Malaysian Reserve THE inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan 20 brings a high level of uncertainty as his actions will determine the course of Malaysian economy, analysts say. Most analysts and economists stated that 2016 was quite a roller-coaster ride for the local equity market and currency, suffering a series of worst scenarios from various issues from IMalaysia Development Bhd, worries about a flight of capital from emerging markets amid rising US interest rates, as well as political results of…

Read More

Economic News

Mustapa to lead M’sian delegation to WEF – New Sarawak Tribune The Malaysian delegation to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting will be led by International Trade and Industry (Miti) Minister, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. The event will be held Jan 17-20 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Miti, in a statement yesterday, said Mustapa is scheduled for bilateral and business meetings with his counterparts and several multinational companies to exchange views on the latest developments in trade and investment. “He will be hosting a business luncheon with about 80 top international…

Read More

Bersih 2.0 Press Statement: Resign Or Face the Rakyat

Bersih 2.0 Press Statement: Resign Or Face the Rakyat BERSIH 2.0 congratulates the US Office of the Attorney General brave statement on “United States Seeks to Recover More Than $1 Billion Obtained from Corruption Involving Malaysian Sovereign Wealth Fund”. The conclusion of their findings are extremely damning and they have stated exactly what civil society and many Malaysians have been saying about the grand scale kleptocracy that is happening in our country. The actions of the US Department of Justice (US DOJ) are not alone as there are six other…

Read More

SUARAM Speaks At UN Human Rights Council Regular Session

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) participated in the 31st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council. It is being held until March 24 in Geneva, Switzerland. SUARAM Executive Director Sevan Doraisamy delivered an oral statement on behalf of Persatuan Alisan Kesedaran Negara (Aliran) during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur Mr. Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders on 4th March 2016. Sevan spoke extensively about the Malaysian government’s usage of the Sedition Act 1948. Below is Sevan’s oral statement: Below is SUARAM’s press statement: 

Read More

High Court Bersih 4 T-shirt Ban Decision Gets International Attention

The Shah Alam High Court upheld the Malaysian Home Ministry Bersih 4 t-shirt ban on 19 February 2016. This drew attention from not only Malaysian media, but also international media. The New York Times covered news of the ban extensively. Richard Paddock also briefly wrote about the 1MDB scandal in his article, Malaysian High Court Upholds T-shirt as a Security Threat. Also mentioned was that the police are in the midst of investigating graphic artist, Fahmi Reza.

Read More

Global Bersih Calls On Malaysian Senators To Reject National Security Council Bill 2015

IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE GLOBAL BERSIH CALLS ON MALAYSIAN SENATORS TO REJECT NATIONAL SECURITY  COUNCIL BILL 2015 Global Bersih notes with very great concern the passage of the National Security Council Bill by Malaysia’s Dewan Rakyat on 3 December; condemns the unseemly haste and lack of due process with which this was done; and calls on the 66 senators of the Dewan Negara – as well as the Yang di-Pertuan Agung – to reject this bill in order to safeguard the fundamental liberties of the Malaysian people. In doing so, Global…

Read More