A delegation from Suaram under the accreditation of Aliran attended a Human Rights Council session in Geneva and highlighted the rights abuses in the country, writes Nalini Elumalai.
Yesterday (28 February), all of sudden, Suaram was vindicated when the Attorney General Chambers said that they have no case against Suaram. This development raises a litany of other concerns, notes S Arutchelvan.
It is only the beginning of the struggle, says Tommy Thomas. There are many battles to engage in.
Adakah mereka benar-benar percaya bahawa dengan mendakwa Suaram, mereka akan berjaya menutup mulutnya atau pandangan badan-badan bukan kerajaan yang lain yang menunggu untuk meneruskan perjuangan Suaram, ujar Zaharom Nain.
Do the authorities think intimidating and harassing Suaram will discredit the NGO, at a time when many already perceive that something is not quite kosher, wonders Zaharom Nain.
Along with scores of other NGOs, Aliran has endorsed a joint campaign ‘Stand up for Suaram’. The campaign aims to mobilise support for Suaram following unjust persecution them by the government.
The only crime committed by Suaram – it seems – it had dared to expose the massive corruption involving the Ministry of Defence when the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, was the defence minister.
Dozens of NGOs have rallied around Suaram to express solidarity with the human rights group, which finds itself under siege.