MEMORANDUM: Masyarakat Sivil menuntut ketelusan dan akauntabiliti mengenai 1MDB

Ahli-ahli Kabinet
Pejabat Perdana Menteri
Putrajaya, Malaysia

4 Ogos 2016

>>Versi Inggeris

MEMORANDUM

Masyarakat Sivil menuntut
ketelusan dan akauntabiliti mengenai 1MDB

 

1. Kami, anggota NGO (badan bukan kerajaan seperti yang disenaraikan di bawah), berasa amat bimbang akan perkembangan terkini mengenai isu 1 Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB).

2. Permohonan untuk menyita aset yang dilakukan oleh Jabatan Kehakiman Amerika Syarikat (US DoJ) dan rampasan aset oleh pihak berkuasa di Switzerland dan Singapura telah mendedahkan magnitud dan skala penyelewengan berperingkat antarabangsa terhadap rakyat Malaysia akibat kemunculan isu 1MDB. Oleh sebab ini, kedudukan, reputasi dan ekonomi Malaysia terjejas teruk. Dengan itu, keyakinan pelabur-pelabur Malaysia dijangka akan semakin berkurangan. Profil Malaysia di persada antarabangsa sekarang dijejas oleh gara-gara sifat tamak beberapa pegawai Malaysia yang telah membawa kepada penyitaan asset yang terbesar dilakukan dibawah Inisiatif Pemulihan Aset Kleptokrasi (“Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative“) Amerika Syarikat.

3. Rakyat Malaysia amat terkejut dengan tindakan DoJ apabila pegawai tertinggi yang terlibat dalam kemelut ini tidak dinamakan, tatapi hanya diberikan kod “Malaysian Official 1”. Hal ini lebih menghairankan memandangkan kerajaan Malaysia bersifat bisu walaupun isu ini terbongkar diseluruh dunia. Menteri-menteri yang bertutur mengenai isu ini hanya berniat untuk mempertahankan 1MDB dan individu yang tersabit yang hanya dikenali sebagai “Malaysian Official 1”. Selain itu, sebarang perbincangan berkenaan penyelewengan terbesar dana rakyat tidak dilakukan.

4. Keadaan ini jelas tidak memuaskan dan mesti ditangani dengan segara. Isu kronik ini patut diberi kepentingan dan harus ditangani secara adil, telus dan bertanggungjawab. Skandal 1MDB yang berpanjangan ini telah dan akan terus menjejaskan kebajikan rakyat Malaysia dan mendatangkan ketidakstabilan politik dan ekonomi di Malaysia. Read more

MEMORANDUM: Civil Society demands transparency and accountability on 1MDB

Members of Cabinet
Office of the Prime Minister
Putrajaya, Malaysia

4th August 2016

>>Versi Bahasa Malaysia

MEMORANDUM

Civil Society demands
transparency and accountability on 1MDB

 

1. We, members of Civil Society (represented by the Organizations listed below) are greatly concerned by the recent developments pertaining to the 1 Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB).

2. The recent application to seize assets by the United States Department of Justice (US DoJ) and the seizure of assets by authorities in Switzerland and Singapore have brought to the fore the magnitude and international scale of the fraud perpetrated upon the people of Malaysia through 1MDB. Malaysia’s international standing, reputation and our economy have been badly affected. Investor confidence in Malaysia will wane. Malaysia’s profile abroad is now one where the acts of greedy officials in Malaysia have caused in the U.S., the “largest single action ever brought under the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative”.

3. Malaysians were deeply shocked by the US DoJ action where top officials of the country have been code-named. This has never been seen before in our country. Yet the response by the government has been muted. Ministers who spoke merely defended 1MDB and the person described as Malaysian Official 1. The silence about the massive looting of the rakyat’s funds is deafening.

4. This unsatisfactory state of affairs must cease. It is now of paramount importance for the matter to be addressed immediately in a fair, transparent and accountable manner as the prolonged 1MDB saga has led to political and economic instability in Malaysia and has jeopardized the welfare of the Malaysian people. Read more

Ambiga: We expect Paul Low to act on memorandum

Source: FMT News

Human rights and civil society groups stand together after submitting memorandum to minister in charge of Governance, Integrity and Human Rights, in the PM's Dept. Pic  taken from FMT News

Human rights and civil society groups stand together after submitting memorandum to minister in charge of Governance, Integrity and Human Rights, in the PM’s Dept. Pic taken from FMT News

PUTRAJAYA: There is much expectation on the shoulders of Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Paul Low to take action against “Malaysian Official 1”, says Ambiga Sreenevasan.

The National Human Rights Society (Hakam) Chairperson said this in Putrajaya today after handing a memorandum to Low, demanding for such action.

Ambiga, who was accompanied by Bersih 2.0 Chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) Executive Director Sevan Doraisamy, met Low in the Prime Minister’s Office here.

Ambiga later said that Low had agreed to raise the issue in the Cabinet.

“We expect some outcome from today. At the very least, Datuk Low puts the memorandum before the Cabinet and at least they know that Malaysians are not going to take this lying down.

“We are like a broken record going on and on about this issue. But they need to know that we are not forgetting it. We are not going to stop,” said Ambiga. Read more

Paul Low says will bring up NGOs’ 1MDB memo to Cabinet

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Civil society groups hand Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low (third from left) a memorandum on 1MDB in Putrajaya on August 4, 2016. — Picture courtesy of Datuk Paul Low’s office

Civil society groups hand Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low (third from left) a memorandum on 1MDB in Putrajaya on August 4, 2016. — Picture courtesy of Datuk Paul Low’s office

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 4 — Minister Datuk Paul Low assured civil society groups that he would raise their concerns with the Cabinet about the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy after they presented him a memorandum today.

In the memorandum handed by representatives from human rights groups Suaram, the National Human Rights Society (Hakam), and electoral reform group Bersih 2.0, six demands were made including asking the government to establish a Royal Commission of Inquiry into 1MDB and to declassify the Auditor-General’s report on the state investment firm.

“I duly took note of their views and assured them that I will bring their concerns to the attention of the Cabinet,” Low, who is Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of governance, integrity and human rights, said in a statement.

Hakam president Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan, who had led the group, told reporters outside the Prime Minister’s Office that they have “made demands of the ministers, cabinet ministers and all MPs that they must immediately do something about the 1MDB scandal”. Read more

MEMORANDUM: Masyarakat Sivil menuntut ketelusan dan akauntabiliti mengenai 1MDB

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Ahli-ahli Kabinet
Pejabat Perdana Menteri
Putrajaya, Malaysia

 

4 Ogos 2016

>>Versi Inggeris

MEMORANDUM

Masyarakat Sivil menuntut
ketelusan dan akauntabiliti mengenai 1MDB

 

1. Kami, anggota NGO (badan bukan kerajaan seperti yang disenaraikan di bawah), berasa amat bimbang akan perkembangan terkini mengenai isu 1 Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB).

2. Permohonan untuk menyita aset yang dilakukan oleh Jabatan Kehakiman Amerika Syarikat (US DoJ) dan rampasan aset oleh pihak berkuasa di Switzerland dan Singapura telah mendedahkan magnitud dan skala penyelewengan berperingkat antarabangsa terhadap rakyat Malaysia akibat kemunculan isu 1MDB. Oleh sebab ini, kedudukan, reputasi dan ekonomi Malaysia terjejas teruk. Dengan itu, keyakinan pelabur-pelabur Malaysia dijangka akan semakin berkurangan. Profil Malaysia di persada antarabangsa sekarang dijejas oleh gara-gara sifat tamak beberapa pegawai Malaysia yang telah membawa kepada penyitaan asset yang terbesar dilakukan dibawah Inisiatif Pemulihan Aset Kleptokrasi (“Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative“) Amerika Syarikat.

3. Rakyat Malaysia amat terkejut dengan tindakan DoJ apabila pegawai tertinggi yang terlibat dalam kemelut ini tidak dinamakan, tatapi hanya diberikan kod “Malaysian Official 1”. Hal ini lebih menghairankan memandangkan kerajaan Malaysia bersifat bisu walaupun isu ini terbongkar diseluruh dunia. Menteri-menteri yang bertutur mengenai isu ini hanya berniat untuk mempertahankan 1MDB dan individu yang tersabit yang hanya dikenali sebagai “Malaysian Official 1”. Selain itu, sebarang perbincangan berkenaan penyelewengan terbesar dana rakyat tidak dilakukan.

4. Keadaan ini jelas tidak memuaskan dan mesti ditangani dengan segara. Isu kronik ini patut diberi kepentingan dan harus ditangani secara adil, telus dan bertanggungjawab. Skandal 1MDB yang berpanjangan ini telah dan akan terus menjejaskan kebajikan rakyat Malaysia dan mendatangkan ketidakstabilan politik dan ekonomi di Malaysia. Read more

MEMORANDUM: Civil Society demands transparency and accountability on 1MDB

pdf

Members of Cabinet
Office of the Prime Minister
Putrajaya, Malaysia

4th August 2016

>>Versi Bahasa Malaysia

MEMORANDUM

Civil Society demands
transparency and accountability on 1MDB

 

1. We, members of Civil Society (represented by the Organizations listed below) are greatly concerned by the recent developments pertaining to the 1 Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB).

2. The recent application to seize assets by the United States Department of Justice (US DoJ) and the seizure of assets by authorities in Switzerland and Singapore have brought to the fore the magnitude and international scale of the fraud perpetrated upon the people of Malaysia through 1MDB. Malaysia’s international standing, reputation and our economy have been badly affected. Investor confidence in Malaysia will wane. Malaysia’s profile abroad is now one where the acts of greedy officials in Malaysia have caused in the U.S., the “largest single action ever brought under the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative”.

3. Malaysians were deeply shocked by the US DoJ action where top officials of the country have been code-named. This has never been seen before in our country. Yet the response by the government has been muted. Ministers who spoke merely defended 1MDB and the person described as Malaysian Official 1. The silence about the massive looting of the rakyat’s funds is deafening.

4. This unsatisfactory state of affairs must cease. It is now of paramount importance for the matter to be addressed immediately in a fair, transparent and accountable manner as the prolonged 1MDB saga has led to political and economic instability in Malaysia and has jeopardized the welfare of the Malaysian people. Read more

Putrajaya bought spyware from Hacking Team, leaked info shows

Source: The Malaysian Insider

Leaked information posted on Hacking Team’s own Twitter feed shows its Malaysian customers. – medium.com pic, July 7, 2015.

Leaked information online revealed that the Malaysian government was among the countries buying services from Milan-based hackers, Hacking Team, who have been selling software to repressive governments to spy on their citizens.

This was revealed after Hacking Team itself became the victim of a major hack over the weekend, where the leaked information, including its client list, was posted on its own Twitter feed.

According to a posting by Twitter user @obeselowlife on blogging website medium.com, Malaysian Intelligence and the Prime Minister’s Office are clients of the Hacking Team.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was a former client but invoices uploaded by Twitter user @SynAckPwn showed that the contract with the anti-graft body had lapsed, the posting said.

The leaked invoices also indicated that the purchases were routed through a Malaysian surveillance tech reseller in Shah Alam – Miliserv Technologies. Read more