Posted: 14 Jul 2015 09:14 AM PDT
Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim conveyed the following through his lawyers:
"For the first time in our history, a sitting Prime Minister is under investigation for the misappropriation of funds.
This is happening at the same time as the people face rising prices, the burdensome GST and the worst economic uncertainty since the 1997 Asian financial crisis.
At the same time, the Sedition Act and a range of other repressive laws remain in place in order to silence the people.
From behind these prison walls, I feel a great concern and worry for my country.
The BN must take full responsibility for the current state of affairs. Their corruption, abuse of power, arrogance and appallingly poor governance has brought Malaysia to this state. The utter collapse of the Greece economy is a warning of what can yet happen to our beloved country.
Removing Dato’ Sri Najib as prime minister is not enough for the Rakyat.
We have gone through the futile process of changing leaders, but leaving the corrupt and obsolete system intact. We do not want piecemeal solutions but a serious commitment to reform and the end of corruption.
A Mahathir-led removal of Najib, without real reform, will only satisfy some cronies; it will do nothing to bring about real change for the people.
There must be comprehensive change in the governance and administration of the country.
In the cities, towns and kampungs, the Rakyat want Change and Reform!
On behalf of my fellow Malaysians, I call for these immediate steps:
1) Reform of key institutions such as the MACC, the Attorney General’s office, the Judiciary and the Police force which have failed to stem the tide of corruption and abuse of power;
2) Reform of the electoral system as called for by Bersih 2.0;
3) The repeal of the Sedition Act and all repressive laws which pervert democracy and stifle the voice of the Rakyat;
Now is the moment for the Rakyat, united and strong, to rise up to demand change and accountability from the Barisan Nasional!"
14 July 2015
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