Earlier this week, a hashtag #TangkapAzamBaki had went viral on Twitter with many calling out to the authorities for their lack of action against the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief, Azam Baki for an alleged corrupted practice involving a share-trading case.
In a statement yesterday (18 January), a group calling itself the Arrest Azam Baki Action Committee has urged Malaysians to take to the streets this Saturday (22 January) in protest.
The group announced that the rally will take place in front of the Sogo shopping complex here starting at 11 a.m.
The committee has called for the authorities to immediately arrest MACC chief Tan Sri Azam Baki, initiate legal proceedings against him, reshuffle the anti-graft body and place it under the purview of Parliament.
“The people have been left without a satisfactory explanation from the government and authorities. The parliamentary select committee that was supposed to meet tomorrow to probe Azam has also been suspended.”
“How else can the people demand an explanation and ensure those who are entrusted with power can perform their duties independently and fairly?”
“So, the Arrest Azam Baki Action Committee will head to the streets to protest peacefully, to state the demands of the rakyat for the government to fulfill. We call on all Malaysians to join us.”
Meanwhile, the committee said those who are not able to attend physically can opt to fly a black flag and use the hashtag #TangkapAzamBaki and #RombakSPRM on all social media posts.
The group also announced the setting up of an official Twitter account @TangkapAzamBaki and a Telegram channel to disseminate the latest information.
The statement was signed off by the committee is supported by 17 civil society groups, including Bersih 2.0, Sekretariat Solidariti Rakyat, Suara Rakyat Malaysia, and National Patriot Association.
The rally was backed by political parties such as MUDA, the youth wings of Pakatan Harapan component parties, and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Pejuang too.