What is SUARAM and who are the people behind it?
This so called human rights movement has now become a front for the opposition Pakatan Rakyat and its godfather Anwar Ibrahim doing the dirty works under the pretext of human rights.
For all intents and purposes SUARAM should now be considered a full-fledged political party replicating, supplementing and helping the oppositions in hyping the Scorpene submarines deal with lies and half-truths.
Those behind SUARAM should ask themselves whether pursuing at great expense a so called corruption case has got anything to do with human rights.
What is human rights?
The basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled, often held to include the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law.
Those who sit in SUARAM are mostly his toadies.
An organisation called SUARAM has featured in the Malaysian and international media a lot recently, often described as an “independent human rights group”. So who are they? The thing is, whilst the group has been very public in attacking Prime Minister Najib Razak, they are very private about their own affairs. Their own website doesn’t give anything away about who is actually behind the group.
After a bit of media research we were able to compile the biographies below. As you can see, the group is dominated by PKR affiliates, officials and even politicians. And these are just the ones we know about. The photograph revealed above shows the longstanding ties key SUARAM members have with Anwar Ibrahim and his interests.
Why does this matter? Firstly, the controversial Scorpene issue has been reheated recently purely because of unsubstantiated claims by SUARAM, and their cunning but misleading portrayal of the French legal process. It’s outrageous that such a serious allegation can be based unquestioningly on the word of a group with clear political motivations.
It’s also fundamentally cynical and dishonest (not to mention damaging to our country’s reputation) to conduct partisan politics in this way. Sadly we’ve seen it before with Anwar’s so-called “international fact-finding mission”. Enough is enough. Please share this website with your friends so that they can find out who SUARAM are.
Sivarasa Rasiah, Co-founder
Sivarasa Rasiah is a Malaysian politician and lawyer. He is on the Central Executive Council for Parti Keadilan Rakyat and a member of parliament for Subang.
|Premesh ChandranPramesh Chandran is a co-founder and CEO of pro-Pakatan Rakyat news portal Malaysiakini. He is close friends with Tian Chua; they were members of the Network of Overseas Students Collective of Australia (NOSCA)|
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