PH govt urged to take action against Taib

Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud. - file pic

KUCHING, May 15: National Human Rights Society (Hakam) chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan is calling for action to be taken against Sarawak Governor Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud for alleged wrongdoings.

She urged the new administration under Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to “act on the alleged corruption case of Taib”, reported Malaysiakini today.

Malaysiakini quoted radio station BFM which aired the interview this morning.

“They (Pakatan Harapan government) must have the political will to move against Taib, otherwise they are no different from the previous government (BN),” Ambiga was quoted as saying.

The news portal reported that she expressed concerns that Taib’s alleged wrongdoings might not be pursued.

She believed that there was enough evidence to prosecute Taib, not just in Malaysia but overseas.

“If you are going on an agenda on the rule of law, then it applies as to everyone; there is no exception,” she was quoted as saying.

The news portal also said that Taib has been under investigation by the Malaysian anti-graft agency since 2011. — DayakDaily