1MDB: Siasatan jenayah bukti isu serius

Sumber: Sinar Harian

SHAH ALAM – Tindakan Amerika Syarikat (AS) memulakan siasatan jenayah terhadap wang yang didakwa dicuri daripada 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) membuktikan, isu itu di tahap lebih serius.

Lawyer Syahredzan Johan ― MMO File pic

Peguam dan pakar undang-undang, Syahredzan Johan berkata, berkemungkinan AS  menemui dokumen baharu yang diyakini bukti kukuh untuk dikemukakan di mahkamah jenayah.

“Tindakan ini membuktikan AS serius menangani isu 1MDB. Kalau kita lihat, tindakan DOJ (Jabatan Kehakiman) AS memfailkan saman sivil sebelum ini juga disifatkan antara tindakan terbesar DOJ dalam isu ini.

“Mungkin mereka mendapat bukti yang dirasakan cukup kukuh untuk dikemukakan di mahkamah jenayah,” katanya kepada Sinar Harian, semalam.

Mengulas lanjut, Syahredzan berkata, siasatan jenayah itu dilihat sebagai satu tindakan lebih serius berbanding saman sivil yang dikenakan atas 1MDB. Read more

Humanity before security: The human face of the refugee crisis

Source: Asian Correspondent

WE must let humanity prevail over often baseless concerns of national insecurity in our treatment of refugees, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) representative in Malaysia Richard Towle told a crowd at The Refugee Fest in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

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A dancer performs at The Refugee Fest. Source: Facebook

In his opening statement, Towle spoke of society’s choice when it comes to our handling of the refugee community, saying it was a test of our resolve as a civilised species as to whether we choose to treat the vulnerable with compassion and humanity over unsubstantiated national security threats and our inclination to demonise.

“The issue of refugees is truly a global one and how we respond to it globally reflects how we are as people,” he said.

“If we respond – despite the threats to global insecurity – in a way that is humanitarian and respects human rights, then I think that is a badge of us as a civilised species.”

“Any discussion that puts the human being first, puts the women, the family, the children and the vulnerable first, and then looks at the implications for security as a secondary consideration, has got it the right way around.”

His comments come two weeks after the Malaysian government urged the refugee agency to share its database of some 150,000 refugees and asylum seekers in an effort to prevent Islamic State militants from entering the country. Read more