Suaram being investigated under the Sedition Act

Rita Jong, TMI

Suaram secretariat member Cynthia Gabriel (pic) was served a summons by the police to give a statement on Wednesday to facilitate investigations under the Sedition Act.

Cynthia told The Malaysian Insider today that Suaram is being investigated in connection with a fund-raising dinner it held two weeks ago.

The dinner, which was attended by 750 people, was held to raise funds for the on-going inquiry in France, where startling revelations about Malaysian’s purchase of Scorpene submarines have emerged.

Cynthia was served with the summons this afternoon in Petaling Jaya. Her lawyers, Derek Fernandez and Jayaseelan Anthony, were also present.

“This is another round of harassment for Suaram,” she said.

“They are taking action against the whistle blower (Suaram) who is calling out for transparency in the Scorpene deal.

“We are the complainant. We initiated the probe in France and because we had revealed information that Malaysians did not hear of before, we are now being investigated.”

Cynthia said the police should be investigating the complaint and not the complainant.

Present at the dinner was Americk Singh, who was the lawyer for the late private investigator P. Balasubramaniam.