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Published: Wednesday September 12, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday June 1, 2013 MYT 11:02:05 PM

Six agencies to probe Suaram links with George Soros

KUALA LUMPUR: Six government agencies have been tasked to investigate allegations that Suaram received funds from an American organisation linked to currency speculator George Soros.

"We will look into the status of Suaram which is not registered under the ROS as well as the allegations that it has been receiving foreign funds, whether it has breach the Companies Act 1965," said Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) chief executive officer Mohd Naim Daruwish.

The agencies are CCM, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Bank Negara, Registrar of Societies (ROS), the police and Home Ministry.

It was reported based on investigations from the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry found three letters addressed to Suaram dated Oct 17, 2007, Dec 18, 2008 and Feb 12, 2010 stating the awarding of grants amounting to about RM585,770 (US$188,775.65) from an organisation called the Open Society Foundation chaired by Soros.

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