A group of officers from the Companies Commission Malaysia who came to conduct a "routine inspection" at the premises of human rights group Suaram about 3pm today had to turn back because their warrant was invalid.
"The warrant must be signed by the registrar. It was not and the person who came along was only a deputy.
"They have decided to come back tomorrow," Suaram coordinator Cynthia Gabriel told Malaysiakini .
Gabriel said the officers wanted to interview Suaram staff as well as look at its documents and accounts.
The raid on Suaram followed calls from Umno-linked NGOs that want Suaram to disclose why, as a human rights group, it is registered as a company; to come clean on its sources of funding and what happened to nearly one million ringgit it posted as earnings since 2009.
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