Opposition’s Love Malaysia, End Kleptocracy Campaign

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Roadshows throughout the country from next month, ending in a rally in September. 

Opposition parties are embarking on a two-month nationwide roadshow to ensure the allegations made in the US Department of Justice’s (DoJ) civil lawsuits related to 1MDB are made known to the people.

The campaign dubbed “Sayangkan Malaysia Hapuskan Kleptokrasi” (Love Malaysia, End Kleptocracy) starts on Jul 6 in Kepala Batas, Penang. It will culminate in a rally in September.

No further information on dates and venues were announced in the press conference on Jun 28 by opposition leaders, including PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail; DAP’s Teresa Kok, Gobind Singh Deo and Tony Pua; Amanah’s Khalid Samad and PSM’s Michael Jeyakumar.

Wan Azizah revealed that opposition parties will form a 1MDB action committee to ensure there is a single source to inform the public on what the DoJ action entails.

She also urged Prime Minister Najib Razak to hold an emergency session of the Dewan Rakyat to provide an in-depth explanation of the DoJ’s claims and the links to 1MDB.

“We will be making a report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). We will also be requesting that an investigation be re-opened by Bank Negara Malaysia,” she said.

She said that these steps were agreed upon by Pakatan Harapan, Parti Warisan Sabah and Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM). However, PAS did not respond to overtures made to join the action committee, according to Wan Azizah.