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

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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

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

Putrajaya must answer questions on Wang Kelian death camps, says human rights society

Source: The Malaysian Insight

An armed police officer stands guard at an abandoned camp and mass graves in Wang Kelian, Perlis, in 2015, following the discovery of 139 graves in 28 detention camps for human trafficking victims. – EPA pic.

THE National Human Rights Society (Hakam) has demanded that Putrajaya answer the questions raised in a recent investigative report on human trafficking death camps that were discovered in the jungles of Wang Kelian, Perlis in 2015.

In a statement today, Hakam president Ambiga Sreenevasan praised the “courageous” journalists who had disclosed a possible cover-up by the authorities, in particular, the police.

“The reports state that there are corrupt public officials involved, indicating that organised crime continued to take place over an extensive time-frame that could not have been done without the aid of public officials,” she said.

Ambiga said Hakam demanded to know why the initial discovery of the death camps were kept secret and who had ordered that the crime scene be sanitised and destroyed. She also asked why the Perlis police, who knew of the existence of the camps, were not held accountable for turning a blind eye. Read more

LFL calls for RCI on mass graves after NST report of police cover-ups

Source: FMT News

PETALING JAYA: The government must form a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) following a report by the New Straits Times (NST) today claiming massive cover-ups by police on the discovery of mass graves in Wang Kelian, Perlis, two years ago, rights lawyers say.

“This extensive NST report confirms the long-held suspicion of local authorities’ collusion, and most damning of all, the subsequent whitewash investigation and perfunctory prosecution of a few foreigners,” Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) said in a statement.

“In light of the exposé, serious questions must be asked as to why there was such an extensive cover-up and who the authorities were trying to protect.”

NST today reported that a two-year investigation by its team of journalists revealed that authorities had delayed the announcement of the discovery of the mass graves by some four months. Read more

After new Wang Kelian exposé, group demands inquiry on alleged cover-up

Source: The Malay Mail Online

A policeman watches over abandoned human trafficking camp in the jungle close the Thailand border at Bukit Wang Kelian in northern Malaysia May 26, 2015. — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 — The federal government must explain suggestions of collusion between law enforcement and the people-smuggling rings behind the mass graves in Wang Kelian, Perlis, said the National Human Right Society (Hakam).

Citing a New Straits Times special report today based on the discovery first reported by Malay Mail in 2015, Hakam chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said the claims of complicity, incompetence, and a possible cover-up merited a formal investigation by the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam).

“After the Malay Mail exposé in 2015, Hakam and the Malaysian Bar each submitted a memorandum to Suhakam urging that an independent inquiry be conducted into the discovery of the death camps, allegations of human trafficking, torture and mass killings.

“However, we were made to understand that Suhakam’s budget was dramatically reduced in 2015 and 2016, which made it difficult for them to employ resources to initiate an inquiry,” she said in a statement.

She also demanded that the federal government address the insinuations of impropriety and irregularity contained in the NST’s report, saying it must at least explain why the discovery of the death camps were not publicised sooner. Read more

Hakam takes gov’t to task over daily’s Wang Kelian exposé

Source: Malaysiakini

HAKAM President Ambiga Sreenevasan — Pic by Zikri Kamalrulzaman

The National Human Rights Society (Hakam) has called for the government to answer questions posed by a local daily on the alleged cover-up of human trafficking activities in the Wang Kelian camp in Perlis.

In a statement released today, Hakam president Ambiga Sreenevasan raised a few points that the government must answer to put the matter to rest.

“Why had the initial discovery of these death camps been kept a secret? Who gave the orders to sanitise and destroy the crime scene, and why?

“Why were the Perlis police, who knew the existence of these jungle camps, not held accountable for ignoring these victims?” she asked. Read more

STATEMENT: On NST’s Exclusive Report on Death Camps

STATEMENT DATED 20 Dec 2017pdf

NST’S EXCLUSIVE REPORT ON DEATH CAMPS

NST’s exclusive report on the secrets of Wang Kelian carried out by a courageous special team over two years is truly worthy of credit. Just as is The Malay Mail team who first broke the story on Wang Kelian. This is investigative journalism at its best because it serves the truth.

The NST report discloses the mismanagement and a possible cover-up by the authorities, in particular, the police over the investigation in respect of the discovery of human trafficking death camps. The NST report sheds light on the complicity or at the very least negligence if not incompetence of police officials. The reports states that there are corrupt public officials involved, indicating that organised crime continued to take place over an extensive time-frame that could not have been done without the aid of public officials. Read more

Bukti dimusnahkan, fakta diubah dalam tragedi kubur beramai-ramai Perlis, lapor NST

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Gambar kubur Wang Kelian dipetik dari FMT News

PETALING JAYA: Polis bukan sahaja melengahkan pengumuman mengenai penemuan kubur beramai-ramai milik pendatang asing di Wang Kelian, Perlis pada 2015, tetapi juga membersihkan kawasan itu sehingga membinasakan pelbagai bukti jenayah yang menggemparkan dunia itu, lapor New Straits Times (NST) berdasarkan siasatannya.

Akhbar itu berkata ia merupakan antara 2 persoalan yang timbul susulan siasatan 2 tahun termasuk meneliti pelbagai laporan rasmi di samping menemubual saksi yang terlibat secara langsung dengan kes pemerdagangan manusia yang paling besar di Malaysia.

Menurut NST, pelbagai laporan dengan sengaja dicantas, dan hasil temubual dengan pelbagai sumber mendapati banyak perkara disorokkan dalam siasatan rasmi.

Pada awal Mei 2015, ketua polis negara ketika itu, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar mengumumkan penemuan 139 kubur di 28 kem haram yang dipercayai digunakan oleh sindiket pemerdagangan manusia di Wang Kelian, sebuah bandar yang bersempadan dengan Thailand. Read more

[EXCLUSIVE] The secrets of Wang Kelian exposed

Source: NST Online

KUALA LUMPUR: An exhaustive, two-year investigation by the New Straits Times Special Probes Team into the mass killings in Wang Kelian in 2015 that shook the world, has revealed startling new evidence, which suggests a massive, coordinated cover-up.

One of the biggest revelations was that the human trafficking death camps had been discovered months earlier, but police only announced the discovery on May 25.

Another huge question mark was why did police order the destruction of these camps, which were potential crime scenes, before they could be processed by forensics personnel?

The in-depth investigation was sparked by a number of burning, unanswered questions that dogged the team, among them, why had the initial discovery of these death camps been kept hush-hush; and who gave the order to sanitise and destroy the crime scene; and, why.

In the hunt for the truth, the team pored over scores of official documents and reams of reports. The team checked and re-checked the facts, sought corroborative witnesses and verified facts through multiple, independent sources — all to build an airtight case. Read more

Mass graves: ‘No Malaysians caught as all were foreigners’

Source: FMT News 

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says there was no compromise in the detention of those involved in the Wang Kelian mass graves discovered in 2015.

He added that no Malaysian agents had been detained as those involved were all foreigners.

“Why were no Malaysians accused? The ones who smuggled (the Rohingya into the country) were all foreigners.

“There is no compromise on crime,” he told Charles Santiago (DAP-Klang), adding that this was a trans-boundary matter and the agent involved had been taken to court.

Another four foreigners were also charged with human trafficking, he said.

“Please understand how I work. I am serious about the issue,” he said when winding up the debate on the Malaysian Border Security Agency Bill (2017), which was passed at the Dewan Rakyat today.

Santiago had asked why the police in Wang Kelian were not aware of the mass graves in which 106 Rohingya migrants had been buried. Read more