Police call up four PKR Youth leaders over MACC protest

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Police have summoned several PKR Youth leaders over a peaceful protest organised outside the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters in Putrajaya on Monday (Jan 10).

The party’s youth wing chief Akmal Nasir said, in a statement Tuesday (Jan 11), that four of its members, including himself, had been called up by the police.

The other three are PKR Youth vice-chief S Thiban, secretary Syukri Razab; and the wing’s Federal Territory chief, P Prabakaran, who is also Batu MP.

“While we will give full cooperation to the police, the intimidation against whistleblower groups calling for action needs to stop immediately.

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“Instead, (MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri) Azam Baki needs to be suspended for a thorough investigation to be carried out,” Akmal said.

He said the four had been called in to give their statements at the Putrajaya police headquarters on Wednesday (Jan 12) and that they were being investigated under the Peaceful Assembly Act.

He added that the group will continue to push for a call of action until the “integrity crisis” is addressed more seriously by Putrajaya and the Prime Minister.

“The government, especially the Prime Minister, is seen as still passive and ignoring the public’s call for this ’emergency of integrity’ to be restored immediately,” the Johor Baru MP added.

Akmal also said that a memorandum, called the “people’s memorandum”, will be handed over to the government at Parliament during the Special Parliamentary Meeting on Jan 20.

On Monday, PKR Youth members held a protest in Putrajaya calling for Azam to go on leave while an open and independent investigation was carried out.

Around 50 members of the wing convoyed from Dataran Putra towards the MACC headquarters and handed over a memorandum on arrival. – The Star