Sunday, July 1, 2012
SUARAM IS PAKATAN "FAKTA"
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 with your friends so that they can find out who SUARAM really are
Elizabeth Wong is the state assemblyman for Bukit Lanjang as well as Selangor Executive Council member in charge of Tourism, Consumer Affairs, and Environment. She is also the Information Chief of the Women’s wing of Parti Keadilan Rakyat and of her division Petaling Jaya Utara.
Dr Syed Husin Ali
Dr Syed Hussein Ali is a senator elected by the Selangor State Legislative Assembly. He is a key Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) member, previously holding the position of vice-president at following the merger of the party with National Justice (Party PRM).
Cynthia Gabriel, Director
Cynthia Gabriel is a municipal councillor appointed by the Pakatan Rakyat Selangor state government. She is also secretary-general of the Parti Sosialis Malaysia, which works with PKR, PAS and DAP.
Pramesh 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) and together along with Elizabeth Wong.
Yap Swee Seng, Executive Director
Yap Swee Seng is the Executive Director of FORUM-ASIA, a membership-based regional human rights organisation
Tian Chua is vice-president, information chief and chief strategist for Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR). He currently serves as Batu Member of Parliament, and is one of Anwar Ibrahim’s most senior political colleagues
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.
S. Arutchelvan is a founding member and current secretary-general of Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM). He is also a councillor of Kajang Municipal Council (MPKJ).
Irene Fernandez is a Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) supreme council member and the Director and co-founder of the human rights, non-governmental organization Tenaganita.
Charles Hector Fernandez, 2nd Coordinator
Charles Hector is a lawyer, and former member of the Malaysian Bar Council. He is an activist and blogs consistently about human rights issues.
Bruno Gentil Pereira
Bruno Gentil Pereira is an executive committee member of Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC).
Dr. Nasir Hashim
Dr. Nasir Hashim is currently Chairperson for Parti Socialis Malaysia (PSM). He is also State Assemblyman for Kota Daman sara, a position which was won under the Parti Keadilan Rakyat banner.
Dr Kua Kia Soong
Dr Kua Kia Soong was a former member of parliament (1990-1995) for Petaling Jaya under the Democratic Action Party (DAP) which is part of Pakatan Rakyat
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