Suaram company to face five charges

PEKAN: Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) has identified five charges under the Companies Act 1965 to be made against Suara Inisiatif Sdn Bhd (Suara Inisiatif).

The first charge would be made in court in about a week or two, he told reporters after opening the Pekan Umno Youth, Wanita and Puteri delegates meeting here today.

He said the action taken against Suara Inisiatif was not politically motivated, but because of the offence it allegedly committed.

Prior to this, the CCM was criticised by several quarters for failing to act against Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) which confessed to receiving funds from foreign countries and individuals.

This followed a report which claimed that Suaram was not a non-governmental organisation, but a company registered with the CCM.