Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Star newspaper report

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.
Angry message: Independent Living and Training Centre for the disabled president Francis Siva, T. Anthony Siva Balan, V. Murusamy and J. Jesinda showing their displeasure yesterday. With them is Surendran (wearing tie).
It also demanded that the MACC immediately institute a full review of its training and recruitment methods, programmes and modules.
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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