KUALA LUMPUR: Bersih 2.0 chair Maria Chin Abdullah (pic) has denied receiving funds from any foundation linked to billionaire George Soros.
“Bersih doesn't take money from any Soros foundation. They don't believe me. They think we have an account with RM3.2bil," she told a crowd gathered at Dataran Merdeka on Monday night following her release.
Maria was held for 10days in solitary confinement under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act before she was released on Monday evening.
She came to address fellow Bersih supporters who had gathered in solidarity at Dataran Merdeka on Monday night.
“I was released because of all of you and your support. Thank you all," she told the crowd.
Maria called on her supporters to continue to support Bersih and its demands.
“I hope all of you continue to support Bersih and our demands. We want clean elections and to reform the institutions in our country,” she said.
Her children Azumin, Aziman and Azemi said they were extremely happy now that thier mother had been released.
“We really did not have any idea that she would be released today.The whole family is overjoyed,” said Azumin when met at Dataran Merdeka.