Tuesday January 19, 2010
Group wants MACC to apologise to disabled
KUALA LUMPUR: Members of the Malaysians Against Discrimination of the Disabled (MADD) coalition have submitted a memorandum to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission requesting that disciplinary action be taken against a senior officer.
The movement claimed that the commission’s head of prosecution Datuk Abdul Razak Musa had insulted Karpal Singh on Friday.
The memorandum stated that the MACC should tender a public apology not only to Karpal but to all disabled people in the country.
Last week during the Teoh Beng Hock inquest proceedings, Abdul Razak told Karpal, who is in a wheelchair, that “I can sit down, but you cannot stand up”.
The coalition was represented by seven wheelchair-bound members and its legal adviser, N. Surendran.
MACC’s Federal Territories director Azni Hamzah received the memorandum yesterday.
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