Bersih asks EC: Why hold local enquiries during Xmas week

Source: The Star

PETALING JAYA: Bersih 2.0 has criticised the Election Commission’s (EC) move to hold local enquiries for its redelineation exercise in Selangor during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

“Most urban voters in Selangor will be spending that week of the year celebrating with families and may be on holiday,” the group said in a statement Thursday. Read more

NGO Rohingya gesa PBB siasat cubaan tutup kes kubur di Wang Kelian

Sumber: FMT News

Pertubuhan Hak Asasi Manusia Etnik Rohingya Myanmar di Malaysia berkata, PBB dan badan antarabangsa lain harus menyiasat kenapa pihak berkuasa Malaysia menunggu beberapa bulan untuk mendedahkan penemuan itu. Gambar dipetik dari FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: Sebuah badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) Rohingya di Malaysia menggesa Pertubuhan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu (PBB) menyiasat cubaan menutup penemuan kem penyeksaan dan kubur beramai-ramai milik pendatang asing di Wang Kelian, Perlis, pada 2015.

Presiden Pertubuhan Hak Asasi Manusia Etnik Rohingya Myanmar di Malaysia, Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani berkata, PBB dan badan antarabangsa lain harus menyiasat kenapa pihak berkuasa Malaysia menunggu beberapa bulan untuk mendedahkan penemuan itu.

Beliau merujuk laporan New Straits Times (NST) semalam yang mendakwa polis tahu mengenai kubur beramai-ramai di kawasan hutan di sempadan Thailand-Malaysia itu seawal Januari 2015.

Bagaimanapun, sidang media hanya diadakan pada awal Mei tahun itu, di mana ketua polis negara ketika itu, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar mengumumkan penemuan 139 kubur di 28 kem haram yang dipercayai digunakan sindiket pemerdagangan manusia di sebuah bandar bersempadan dengan Thailand. Read more

Charge police officers involved in Wang Kelian cover-up — Charles Santiago

Source: FMT News

Klang MP Charles Santiago calls for the immediate formation of an independent commission to investigate the cover-up at the trafficking camp. Pic taken from FMT News.

By Charles Santiago

I brought up crucial questions about the Wang Kelian trafficking camp with the home minister at almost every parliamentary sitting in 2016 and also this year.

I wasn’t satisfied that all 12 police officers detained in connection with the mass graves were let off and instead, four undocumented migrants charged.

I never received a convincing reply from Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The New Straits Times article exposing a massive cover-up involving the police clearly shows that my concerns hold water.

Kudos to the reporters who worked over two years to reveal that the police knew about the Wang Kelian death camps months before they went public with the information.

The team said they were privy to shocking information from the former police chief, Khalid Abu Bakar, which they can’t publish due to journalistic ethics.

This however opens up a can of worms as Zahid was quoted as saying the dozen policemen initially arrested in connection to the case were released due to lack of sufficient evidence to tie them to it. Read more

Wang Kelian case still open, Nur Jazlan says

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Police discovered 139 graves of human trafficking victims in 28 detention camps deep in the jungle of Perlis near the Thai border in 2015. — Reuters pic

Police discovered 139 graves of human trafficking victims in 28 detention camps deep in the jungle of Perlis near the Thai border in 2015. — Reuters pic

IPOH, Dec 21 — The case file of the 2015 human trafficking in Wang Kelian, Perlis is still open, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed explained, following renewed media reports.

The Pulai MP said the police are continuously seeking out those behind the incident, in what he considers the biggest crime against humanity in the country’s history

“We have not closed it because we want to find the perpetrators,” he told the New Straits Times (NST).

He said all existing information would be reviewed, and new leads would be considered as they come. Read more

Wang Kelian case a test of police integrity, says Paul Low

Source: the Malaysian Insight

POLICE must start an internal investigation into the alleged cover-up of mass killings and human trafficking along the Perlis-Thai border in 2015 to restore public confidence, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Paul Low.

Low, who is in charge of governance, integrity and human rights, told The Malaysian Insight the cabinet discussed it in its weekly meeting yesterday and will get to the bottom of it.

“Such incidents shouldn’t have had happened. They undermine public trust and confidence in the police as an institution responsible for the protection of citizens and non-citizens in the country.

“The police themselves must launch their own investigation. Who is involved? Were the officers and syndicates working together? Why are there discrepancies in (the police’s internal reports)?” he said. Read more