ALOR STAR: Pertubuhan Suara Rakyat Marhaen (Suara) today lodged a police report against four individuals for their alleged involvement in the latest lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ).
Its advisor Zamil Ibrahim said the report was filed as the association felt that the four had conspired with individuals at the DoJ to poison the people’s mind by spreading lies and making false report against the government.
He named the four as former Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) secretariat member Cynthia Gabriel; Suaram co-founder R. Sivarasa; lawyer Matthias Chang; and Sarawak Report founder-cum-editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown.
“They worked together in creating the false report through criminal conspiracy with the intention to topple the Malaysian government,” he told reporters after lodging the report at the Kota Star district police headquarters here.
He urged the police to investigate the four under Section 4A of the Election Offences Act 1954, Section 499/500 of the Penal Code, Section 120A of the Penal Code and the Sedition Act.
Zamil also urged the government to revoke Cynthia’s citizenship for her alleged involvement with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and that her action could be considered as treason.
Over in Petaling Jaya, the Malaysian Youth Parliament also lodged a police report against four individuals today.
Malaysian Youth Parliament member A’zlan Abu Bakar lodged the complaint based on a recent article by Raja Petra on his website titled “(Tun) Mahathir’s feeble attempt at reviving the dead 1MDB issue.”
The article, among others, alleged that Tun Mahathir had appointed the four named individuals to be in charge of the publicity campaign.
They are said to be behind the drafting of the Verified Complaint for Forfeiture which was then handed over to Sandra Brown, the Acting U.S. Attorney of the Central District of California.
The article reported that the copies of this document were given to Tun Mahathir and Clare a week ago.
“If it’s true that these individuals had plotted to topple the government, I urge that their citizenships be revoked as they are deemed traitors and have committed the offence of treason,” A’zlan told reporters outside of the district police headquarters.
On June 16, the press secretary to the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin Tengku Ahmad expressed the Malaysian government’s concern that the U.S. DoJ, in its latest civil lawsuit, has failed to seek its cooperation or that of 1MDB, the Malaysian company implicated.
Tengku Sariffuddin added that the Malaysian government was also concerned by the unnecessary and gratuitous naming of certain matters and individuals that are only relevant to domestic political manipulation and interference.
In the statement, he said such an act suggested a motivation that goes beyond the objective of seizing assets.
He stressed that: “The Malaysian government will fully cooperate with any lawful investigation of Malaysian companies or citizens in accordance with international protocols. So we are concerned that again the DoJ has failed to seek such cooperation from the Malaysian government or 1MDB, the Malaysian company concerned.
“There have been numerous and extensive investigations by Malaysian authorities into 1MDB, including by independent and bi-partisan bodies such as the Public Accounts Committee, and no crime was found. 1MDB is still the subject of an investigation by the police. If there is evidence of wrongdoing, Malaysia will not hesitate to take action.”