Malaysia needs help. We’re headed towards lawlessness

TTF: The MCMC withdrew two charges against Sivarasa for uploading a fake Time magazine cover featuring former premier Dato’ Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s image on Facebook.

Reason given by the MCMC: none

The MACC called on Najib and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor for questioning in relation to claims that Najib stole RM2.6 billion from 1MDB and that Rosmah purchased luxury items with proceeds of money laundered from the wealth fund.

But the MACC has yet to call on Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz over her role in the RM2.6 billion affair despite evidence showing clearly that she knew the money was a gift from the Government of Saudi Arabia and advised Najib to park the money in his personal Ambank account.

Reason given by the MACC: none

The MACC went on to promote Tan Sri Mohd Shukri Abdull as the anti-graft agency’s chief and put him in charge of investigations related to 1MDB. But Shukri recently alleged that a 2015 probe he conducted into 1MDB was done out of fear due to some threats he received from unnamed parties.

What this means, is that the entries he made in a 2015 investigation paper into the RM2.6 billion affair may have been fake and requires further investigation. It follows, that Shukri should step down as MACC chief and let a third party investigate him, Zeti and and 1MDB. But he has yet to do so.

Reason given by the MACC: none

Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail and Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed prepared a charge sheet against Najib in 2015. The charge sheet was alleged to have been based on irrefutable evidence linking 1MDB to the RM2.6 billion that entered Najib’s account. But to date, the MACC has yet to call on Gani or Abu Kassim or verify the authenticity of the charge sheet.

Reason given by the MACC: none

Ever since Pakatan Harapan took over government, day by day, it’s looking more and more as if the country is headed towards a state of lawlessness.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court here today discharged and acquitted Sungai Buloh member of Parliament R. Sivarasa on two counts of uploading a fake Time magazine cover featuring former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s image on his Facebook page two years ago.

Judge Zaman Mohd Noor made the ruling after deputy public prosecutor from the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Mohd Sophian Zakaria told the court that the MCMC had agreed to withdraw the two charges against Sivarasa.

“As such, the court acquitted and discharged Sivarasa, as the person being sued on the two charges,” he said.

Earlier, Mohd Sophian said Sivarasa had submitted a letter of representation to the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) on June 20 for the charges to be dropped.

“The AGC has considered the representation and agreed to withdraw the two charges,” said Mohd Sophian.

Sivarasa, 62, a lawyer, claimed trial on April 15, 2016, to two charges of initiating and sharing two links of fake communication to intentionally offend others.

He was accused of committing the offences at 7.41 pm on March 22, 2016, and 4.59 am on March 23, 2016, under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 which provides for a maximum RM50,000 fine or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both, on conviction.

The two links were allegedly read at No A-1110, Tingkat 11, Menara A Pandan Kapital, Jalan Pandan Utama, Pandan Indah here from 9.20am till 9.30am, on March 23, 2016.

Meanwhile, Sivarasa, who was represented by counsel M.Puravalen when met by reporters, said he was grateful for today’s decision.

“I would like to thank the prosecution, especially the AGC for considering our application to withdraw the charges,” he added.

Source: The Sun Daily

Note: article edited at 2.41am, 3/7/2018

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