17 April 2012, Malaysia- Kuala Lumpur

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM)

On April 17, SUARAM led a hand over of memorandum at the Prime Miniser’s Office in Putrajaya. The memorandum, which was endorsed by local civil societies, urged the Prime Minister to slash Malaysia’s defense spending and to review its defense policy.
A forum, entitled “Defense Cuts: The Scorpene Scandal” was also organized in the evening by SUARAM in partnership with the Civil Right Committee (CRC) of KLSCAH. The panelists were:
– Tony Pua, member of Parliament
– Dr. Kua Kia Soong, Director of SUARAM
– Dr Ronald McCoy, Malaysian Physicians for Social Responsibility
– Alan Waldron, Transparency International