MAT Aliran lulus resolusi menuntut penyelesaian pantas dalam penyiasatan 1MDB

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Ahli Aliran juga mahu pesalah ditangkap, undang-undang yang menekan dimansuhkhan, dan Anwar Ibrahim dibebaskan serta merta.

Aliran mengadakan MAT ke39 hari ini di Pulau Pinang dengan berlatarkan ekonomi yang merosot, pergolakan politik di pihak parti pemerintah dan pembangkang, rasuah berleluasa, mainan perbezaan etnik dan agama untuk kepentingan politik, dan TPPA yang akan ditandatangani.

Dalam ucaptamanya, presiden Aliran Dr Francis Loh telah menekankan bagaimana Laporan Tahunan tahun ini tidak menyentuh hal khas mengenai perbincangan tentang Aliran Monthly, majalah yang kita terbitkan selama 33 tahun.

Sebaliknya, majlis ini menumpukan perhatian terhadap jangkauan digital Aliran di mana kita terus memainkan peranan pengkritik dan memberi cabaran kepada wacana dominan tentang perkembangan politik, sosial dan ekonomi yang direstui oleh penguasa BN.

Dia menilai prestasi Aliran dalam konteks insiden politik utama dalam tahun ini seperti 1MDB, yang mencetuskan Bersih 4, dan beberapa penangkapan serta penindasan di tengah-tengah fragmentasi politik komuniti Melayu, khususnya konflik dalam Umno, perpecahan Pas-Amanah, tokoh Melayu memasuki DAP dan timbulnya G25 – kesemuanya sudah tentunya menerbitkan kekeliruan bagi jenis Perkasa-Isma yang memperjuangkan perpaduan Melayu.

Salah satu kempen Aliran ialah pelancaran petisyen online yang mengutuk keputusan Kementerian Dalam Negeri untuk menggantung akhbar The Edge yang berani menyiasat dan melaporkan skandal kewangan 1MDB. Sebanyak 33,000 tandatangan telah dikumpul. Satu lagi perkara utama ialah forum pra-Bersih di Pulau Pinang yang membantu menggerakkan tenaga orang tempatan untuk pergi ke KL untuk menyertai Bersih 4.

‘Crackdown Watch’, satu senarai online bagi mereka yang disiasat, ditangkap atau didakwa di bawah pelbagai undang-undang yang menekan seperti Akta Hasutan, adalah satu inisiatif yang memberi rujukan bagi pemantauan pencabulan hak asasi manusia.

Aliran juga menganjur empat bengkel Penulis Muda di Pulau Pinang, Ipoh dan KL. Esei pendek yang diserahkan dalam bengkel ini adalah esei yang menyegarkan dari segi topik yang dipilih serta pandangan.

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Dalam pemilihan kumpulan ini, mantan profesor politik Dr Francis Loh mengekalkan kedudukannya sebagai presiden Aliran. Begitu juga halnya dengan Dr Mustafa K Anuar, Henry Loh dan Anil Netto yang dipilih sekali lagi sebagai setiausaha kehormat, penolong setiausaha dan bendahari kehormat.

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Ahli-ahli yang dipilih untuk jawatankuasa eksekutif ialah P Ramakrishnan, Dr Prema Devaraj, Andrew Wong, Dr Andrew Aeria, Mohd Izzuddin Ramli, Dr Faisal S Hazis, Dr Ngu Ik Tien, Prof Zaharom Nain, Ng Tien Eng, Dr Christopher Chong Eu Choong dan Damian Denis. Lee Keat Mui dipilih menjadi juru odit kehormat.

Sebelum mesyuarat ditamatkan, majlis melulus dengan sebulat suara resolusi (di bawah) yang meminta pemerintah untuk, antara lain,

  • selesaikan dengan cepat penyiasatan tentang 1MDB dan derma RM2.6 billion dan tangkap pesalah berkenaan;
  • mansuhkan Akta Hasutan, Sosma, Pota dan undang-undang lain yang menekan; dan
  • bebaskan Anwar Ibrahim serta merta lebih-lebih lagi setelah Kumpulan Kerja UN telah berpendapat bahawa penahanan beliau telah dilakukan dengan sewenang-wenangnya dan tidak diberikan perbicaraan adil dan kemudiannya dipenjarakan atas sebab politik.

Resolusi itu juga meminta kerajaan negeri, terutamanya yang diperintah oleh Pakatan, untuk menunjukkan kepimpinan melalu teladan, dan akur kepada prinsip-prinsip CAT dan bersedia untuk mendengar kritikan dan pelbagai pandangan.

Dr Mustafa K Anuar
Setiausaha Kehormat
29 November 2015

RESOLUTION unanimously passed at the AGM:

This 39th Annual General Meeting of Aliran, noting,

  • the horrendous scale of corruption in the country involving leaders, top government officers and corporate personalities;
  • the alarming deterioration in national unity and harmony which threatens our peaceful way of life;
    the bewildering and selective use of the Sedition Act and other coercive laws to silence alternative media, opposition politicians and dissidents, including the youth, and to restrict our right to freedom of expression, association and assembly;
  • that state governments in particular, Pakatan controlled, should lead by example and comply resolutely to the exacting standards of Competency, Accountabilty and Transparency and in this regard be prepared to listen to criticism and diverse views in the spirit of promoting a participatory democracy;
  • the grave lack of independence of the judiciary and the plummeting credibility of the attorney general’s office and the Police, who are supposed to uphold the rule of law; and in this regard, the re-jailing of then Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim after a trial that has been widely criticised by legal experts as politically motivated;
  • the bizarre and disturbing circumstances surrounding the murders of Altantuya and Kevin Morais;
    the shocking attempts to scuttle the investigations into the 1MDB scandal and the RM2.6 billion ‘donation’ through the disbanding of the original task force, the termination or transfers of key investigators, and the arrests of key officials or whistleblowers;
  • that Parliament’s role has been undermined through the tyrannical use of the majority to deny the Opposition the right to move motions to debate serious issues of the day and determine whether the ruling party enjoys the confidence of the House;
  • the deteriorating state of the country’s economy, especially the declining ringgit, the new GST, higher tolls, the poor management of government finances, soaring prices of essential items, rising household debt and loss of jobs, sometimes even without due compensation;
  • that house prices are beyond the reach of ordinary citizens, including even professionals, with no serious attempt by government to build and provide genuinely affordable homes on a wide scale;
    the haste with which the TPPA is being pushed through without consultation of affected parties and how if ratified the pact could further worsen the economic wellbeing of the ordinary rakyat who are already burdened by economic hardship;
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this 39th Annual General Meeting of Aliran therefore:

  • demands that all aspects of the 1MDB fiasco, especially the allegations in Sarawak Report, the WSJ and The Edge, be thoroughly investigated and any culprits rapidly brought to book;
  • demands that the so-called RM2.6 billion donation to the prime minister’s personal bank account be fully investigated and in order that his and the country’s reputation be restored, he ought to step aside until the probe is completed;
  • demands that all action against whistleblowers, peaceful protesters and those who have made critical statements be dropped;
  • demands that the Sedition Act, Sosma, Pota and other coercive laws be abolished;
  • demands that a full and independent inquiry into the murder of Kevin Morais be held and the reopening of the Altantuya case;
  • demands the immediate release of Anwar Ibrahim as a UN Working Group has concluded that his imprisonment was “arbitrary”, that he was denied a fair trial and then jailed for political reasons;
  • demands that the government address the precarious state of the economy by taking measures to restore confidence and not rush into the TPPA without showing how it will benefit ordinary Malaysians and the local economy.

In this regard, this 39th Annual General Meeting of Aliran therefore calls upon the government of Malaysia to act upon our demands, which are widely shared by fellow Malaysians.

It further calls upon all Aliran members and other Malaysians to continue the struggle for justice, freedom, solidarity and truth.

29 November 2015

 

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