Allowing foreign organisations to fund political activities totally unacceptable, says Salleh:

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  • Saturday, 26 Nov 2016

Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Allowing foreign organisations to fund "political" activities of Malaysian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) is totally unacceptable, said Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak (pic).

He said this was tantamount to giving foreign countries the freedom to pursue their hidden agendas in Malaysia which is a sovereign nation.

Allowing such acts would be even more sinister and dangerous when it involved funds from billionaire George Soros whose agenda was to interfere in a nation's political affairs, he said.

"We don’t want foreign organisations to use local NGOs as a platform to advance their political agenda, that is to topple a democratically elected governments through rallies or demonstrations," he said.

Dr Salleh told this to Bernama when met at the end of the 16th Asean Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Meeting (Telmin) here On Saturday.

He said with the participation or involvement of several opposition leaders in the recent Bersih 5 rally in Kuala Lumpur, it was clear that the movement, which purportedly champions electoral reform, had a political agenda. - Bernama


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