Selangor Journal

Whistleblowers face 10 years in prison while corrupt remain free

BY: NAZLI IBRAHIM
SHAH ALAM, MAY 21: More than 10 KEADILAN leaders and activists including de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim remain true to the fight although faced with various charges in court.
KEADILAN President, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the charges were made after they were found to reveal various scandals involving Umno-Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders.
“Our stand demanding change and our resolve to fight oppression makes KEADILAN Umno-BN’s number 1 enemy. Anwar, Rafizi, Tian Chua and 10 other elected officials and many other activists have been charged under various oppressive legal acts.
“We are a party based on a struggle. Not only Rafizi, Tian, Shamsul, Siva, Sim, Surendran, Lih Kang, Kar hing, Chean Chung, Ming Kai, Nik Nazmi, Suhaimi, Cikgu Faris, Amizudin, Yahya Saari and many other party and reformasi activists now face various charges under oppressive acts such as the Peaceful Assembly Act, Sedition Act and others,” she said during her speech at the 12th KEADILAN Annual National Congress at Dewan Raja Muda Musa.
She said the successes gained in 2008 and 2013 were the effort of hard work and sacrifices of all parties, including Anwar.
However, she said, the real corrupt people are still not caught and free, and in fact are defended.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our most missed leader, Anwar Ibrahim.
“Today is the 832nd day he is a prisoner. Although his body is incarcerated, his spirit and soul remains with us especially when we head towards the 14th General Election,” she said.

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