Dear Civil Society Colleagues and Friends,
Its been one scandal too many for the BN regime under PM Najib …. and ohhh how relieved we are to finally hear of Parliaments dissolution.
The FELDA scandal showcases yet another complex spin of companies involved in the siphoning off of millions of funds, suspicious transfer of landownership, overpriced hotels and the, the unbridled control of the Prime Minister and his heavy play at cronyism…
All this will be unveiled in C4 Center’s latest mind-blowing report called FELDA DIPERAH!!.
Rahayu Mumazaini, is an experienced lawyer who has been leading C4 on this research project, with the guidance and expertise of renown Professor Terence Gomez, Faculty of Economics, University Malaya.
They have the honour to also include on the panel Sdr Mazlan Aliman (President – Persatuan Anak Peneroka Felda Kebangasaan with us to share the true insights of FELDA settlers) and Dr Rais Husin, Strategic Director of Parti Bersatu, who will discuss some of Pakatan Harapan’s reform proposals around FELDA.
yes…. It is time to vote out CORRUPTION!!
So please join C4 for this important event as they launch their fact sheet and their summary report!
Date : 11 APRIL 2018
TIME: 12 noon
VENUE: ROYAL SELANGOR CLUB, DATARAN MERDEKA
(Refreshments will be served)
Source: Free Malaysia Today
Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism chief Cynthia Gabriel say the public will now not have problems finding right avenue to report electoral malpractice.
PETALING JAYA: An anti-graft NGO supports the move by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to set-up 24-hour operation centres for the 14th general election (GE14).
The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) said this in a statement today in response to an announcement by MACC chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad on Tuesday.
He had revealed plans to establish round-the-clock operation rooms in each state to monitor corruption and abuse of power for GE14, and will be ready to take in reports of violations of the Elections Act and the MACC Act.
“The operation rooms are an extremely welcome move by the MACC towards building institutions that prevent electoral malpractice.
“However, we are concerned that if the centres are poorly publicised and underutilised by the public, the efforts may be in danger of turning into a mere publicity stunt,” C4 executive director Cynthia Gabriel said. Read more
Source: The Malaysian Insight
Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah urged Jasa to work with civil society organisations to recover all stolen assets that rightfully belong to Malaysians. – The Malaysian Insight file pic by Najjua Zulkefli, November 27, 2017.
BERSIH 2.0 today told Special Affairs Department (Jasa) director Tun Faisal Ismail Aziz to wake up and realise that Malaysians are not buying his “lies” that the election watchdog’s work threatens the Muslim community.
Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah slammed Tun Faisal for saying that the organisation’s campaigns and allegations of fraud aimed at 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) were “prime examples of social media threats to the Muslim community” at a conference yesterday.
Cleared of any wrongdoing by the Attorney-General’s Chambers last week of activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy, Maria – a Muslim herself – said Jasa should not engage in fake news and irresponsibly spew hatred against civil society organisations. Read more
Source: FMT News
PETALING JAYA: A think tank says the government is to blame for the apparent ignorance among the country’s young of the concept of corruption.
The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) said when a blatant case of corruption takes place with those involved going unpunished, it was natural for the public to think it was permissible for them to engage in corrupt practices as well.
“I place the blame on the leadership,” C4 executive director Cynthia Gabriel said when contacted by FMT.
“When laws are properly enforced and applied equally by institutions without fear or favour, a more enabling environment can ensue for a culture of honesty and integrity among the young generation.” Read more
Source: FMT News
PETALING JAYA: Anti-graft activist Cynthia Gabriel today called on Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali to offer his full cooperation to French investigators who have charged two former top executives in a probe into alleged kickbacks from the 2002 US$1.1 billion sale of two Scorpene submarines to Malaysia.
Cynthia, who leads the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4), said the 15-year-old Scorpene case could be solved speedily if Putrajaya gave its cooperation.
Apandi, she said, should abide by the United Nations Convention Against Corruption which Malaysia had signed.
“The convention provides for its signatories to cooperate to stamp out cross-border corruption,” she told FMT. Read more
Source: FMT News
PETALING JAYA: Civil societies have urged Putrajaya to allow them to take a greater part in the review process of the country’s implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
This comes after the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), the Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) and Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) were invited recently to participate in the review process for Article 13 of the convention which deals with participation of societies.
In a joint-press conference, C4 executive director Cynthia Gabriel said it came as a surprise to learn from civil societies in other countries that there was no rule which confined participation of civil societies to one Article. Read more
Source: FMT News
Anti-corruption activist one of five worldwide to receive award from US-based National Endowment for Democracy at Capitol Hill, Washington DC, on June 7. Pic from FMT News.
PETALING JAYA: Anti-corruption activist Cynthia Gabriel has seen her efforts recognised by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which is based in Washington DC, the United States.
The NED will be presenting her with its 2017 Democracy Award on Wednesday, for her “courageous efforts in battling the scourge of official corruption”.
Gabriel, who is Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) executive director, left for the US yesterday to attend the award ceremony to be held at Capitol Hill.
According to the NED website she will be one of five recipients this year. The other five being Khalil Parsa (Afghanistan), Rafael Marques de Morais (Angola), Claudia Escobar (Guatemala) and Denys Bihus (Ukraine).
Malaysiakini reported that Gabriel was surprised over her selection for the award but was honoured nonetheless over the recognition for her efforts. Read more
Kleptocrazy Malaysia: Declare Your Assets Now! is a campaign coordinated by C4 Center as one of the leading civil society organizations in partnership with other sectors of society, aims to provide an interactive platform for Malaysians to be actively and directly involved in combating corruption and abuse of power in three ways:
Firstly, to track public officials’ unexplained wealth or assets by taking photos or videos and submitting them online. Secondly, to cultivate a culture of whistleblowing and public-oriented reporting among the public. Thirdly, to get formal sources from the annual Auditor General’s reports on mismanagement, leakages and malpractices in the government sectors. Read more
Source: Malaysian Insight
The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) has produced a report on the RM39 billion 1MDB allegedly lost through fraud and mismanagement. The report is released in Petaling Jaya today. – Pic from The Malaysian Insight.
SCANDAL-RIDDEN national investment fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), has lost an estimated RM39 billion through fraud and mismanagement, said an anti-graft watchdog, most of which is irrecoverable.
The losses, which were revealed in a report by the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4), come on the heels of a March 29 government announcement that the firm has paid off its short-term loans.
The RM39 billion losses, C4 said, were separate from the RM39.8 billion in outstanding debts 1MBD still owed in various bonds.
One of the report’s authors, P. Gunasegaram, said the RM39 billion losses included money that was allegedly stolen and funds wasted through mismanagement. Read more
C4 and MACC continue their work to fight corruption in the rural heartlands via a joint project – this time they are having a pow wow with the government officials and the Orang Asli groups in Johol, Negeri Sembilan. Village leaders from Melaka and Johor are expected to join in.