Hornbill Unleashed

December 20, 2016

Tangkap MO1 activist to sue UKM, gov’t

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:01 AM

Student activist Asheeq Ali Sethi Alivi has vowed to mount a legal challenge against Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s decision to suspend him.

In a statement today, Asheeq Ali said that UKM’s decision to suspend him for participating in the “Tangkap MO1” rally in August contravened the Federal Constitution which guaranteed the freedom to assemble peacefully.

“I’m taking legal action because UKM’s internal appeal process is taking a very long time, more than a month (has passed since my suspension),” he said in a statement today.

The third-year law student was suspended for one semester over his involvement with the rally. He said his suit will also name the Higher Education Ministry and the government as defendants.

The rally was organised following the United States Department of Justice’s court filing which said that one “Malaysian Official 1” received US$731 million that originated from 1MDB.

MO1 is a code name used in the DOJ’s civil forfeiture suit and critics insisted it could only refer to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, despite having been cleared by the Attorney-General Apandi Ali.

Besides Asheeq, rally leader Anis Syafiqah Mohd Yusof and two other Universiti Malaya students – Mohd Luqman Hakim Fazli and Mohamad Luqman Nul Haqim Zul Razali – were also suspended for taking part in the rally.

Another UM student Suhail Wan Azhar was slapped with a RM400 fine.

Source : @ Malaysiakini


1 Comment »

  1. An UMNO Division Secretary, Zaharin Mod Yasin from Bandar Tun Razak district in KL, has openly acknowledged on Facebook how Najib personally handed him so many fat cheques that he can’t remember how many he received or presumably how much they added up to! Posting on his publicly accessible page just a few days ago on December 14th, Zaharain even included photographs of two of these cheques. Both are signed with the by now very familiar signature of the Prime Minister and are for the princely sum of RM200,000 (cUS$70,000). One was dated in 2011 and the other in 2012. The money wasn’t for himself, claims the UMNO man, it was for his party. So he reasons that made it OK. However, given he has himself admitted the shoddiness of his own book-keeping, it would appear he cannot account for how the money was actually spent, so we just have to take his word for that!. Neither does this political figure appear to have the slightest appreciation of the blatant corruption entailed in a situation where the ‘President of the Party’ i.e. the Prime Minister of the day, is handing out personal cheques from a hidden account to party members. To Zaharin Mod Yasin it is plainly the normal state of affairs as he sees it and so he prepared to be quite public about the fact that this is how UMNO is presently run!

    Comment by Gerry — December 20, 2016 @ 11:38 AM | Reply

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