TangkapMO1 rally spokesperson Anis Syafiqah Md Yusof simply does not understand why Malaysians are still relaxed when the "whole world knows that the country has been robbed".
In a video recording posted by Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) central committee member S Arutchelvan today, Anis was seen surrounded by fellow student activists and police officers outside UiTM's Seri Iskandar campus near Ipoh, Perak.
Starting her speech, Anis said she and her friends had wanted to enter UiTM to explain matters in relation to Malaysian Official 1 (MO1) but were not allowed to do so.
Explaining the group’s campaign which is to urge the authorities to apprehend MO1, Anis questioned why the police were not doing anything when it was clear that money was stolen.
“Money was stolen from Malaysians, from students, from the police. Police, too, are Malaysians.
“So why aren’t you focusing on the robber, why are you focusing on us small fry?
“We’re nobody, we’re not dangerous; I didn’t bring any weapon except for a piece of paper to tell my friends inside there that this is about our future,” said Anis as seen in the video clip which was recorded last Saturday.
What started as a tame speech turned fiery when Anis further stressed how the billions allegedly misappropriated could be used to fund the studies of countless students.
“Are we just going to let it be?
“Imagine if our houses are robbed - we lodge a police report and the police cannot do anything.”
The student activist explained that she did not come to purposely create a commotion nor did she come to humiliate herself.
“I (just) want to tell my friends so that we realise – the whole world knows we have been robbed, why are we still relaxed as though nothing has happened to our country?”
Raising her voice further, Anis said she had never come out in the open to speak out like this.
“I don’t know why I’m so brave today. (Maybe) because I don’t want my future and that of my friends as well as my children to be bleak because I kept quiet.
“That’s why I’m angry today,” she added.
The TangkapMO1 rally is set to take place on Aug 27, and is aimed at pressuring local authorities to arrest and charge MO1.
MO1 is the individual mentioned in the US Department of Justice's (DOJ) lawsuit to seize assets purportedly purchased using money siphoned from 1MDB.
The DOJ believes that US$3.5 billion was stolen from the Malaysian fund and at least US$731 million went to MO1.