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New get-rich-quick scheme in town

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UNETHICAL- It is mind-boggling how any self-respecting organisation would accept funds from a rogue trader

THERE is a new get-rich-quick scheme in town. To qualify, gather a small crowd at Dataran Merdeka on weekends, chant anti-government slogans, moon at pictures of the prime minister and hold up placards demonising the country’s leaders. All you need is a RM2 company. You do not even need to register an association. And with a promise that each demonstration will grow in size, foreign funds will be pouring into your bank account in a matter of months. Easy as that.

Of course, the prerequisite for such funding will be the ability of the non-governmental organisation, legal or otherwise, to organise activities aimed at toppling the democratically-elected government. To qualify for the funds, you need to send to the funders a list of proposals of what you plan to do and report to them again after the activities have been carried out. More funds will depend on the success of each activity. These activities range from street demonstrations, influencing the hearts and minds of the youth through workshops and seminars as well as spreading propaganda through news portals, blogs, Twitter and Facebook.

The objective is to create a wave of discontent among the people, even if it is not there. They send specific, well-crafted and sometimes contradictory messages to suit a specific target group, inciting envy and hatred for one another. They do all this because Malaysia is the only Muslim country which is stable, self-sufficient, peaceful and free. It aims to become a developed country by 2020, and appears to be on track. That has to be stopped. So, these organisations have to paint a picture that nothing this government does is right, absolutely nothing.

Malaysia is a strategic, founding member of Asean and a leader of the Muslim world. Therefore, its democratically-elected government must be toppled. A government consisting of puppets dancing to the tune of the West must be installed to advance the interests of the West in this part of the world. We must subscribe to their values. We must allow gay marriages, for example. God’s laws are archaic and no longer the in-thing.

In the past week, Suaram, the acronym for the body which calls itself Suara Rakyat Malaysia, has been making headlines in almost all the newspapers and television channels in Malaysia. This follows the revelation that this so-called human rights organisation has received RM2.4 million between 2005 and last year from several foreign organisations, including the Open Society Institute, of which rogue trader George Soros is chairman. The RM2.4 million is only what we know so far.

Soros, as we know, destroyed the economies of Thailand and Indonesia during the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis and forced them to borrow from the International Monetary Fund. He almost did the same with Malaysia, but quick measures taken by the then prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad (now Tun) saved the country from going bust. It was later revealed that Soros decided to punish the Asean nations because they accepted the then junta-ruled Myanmar as a member of Asean. Soros also has had his hands in events leading to the Arab Spring uprising, tried to destroy the economies of Russia as well as those of countries in Eastern Europe and South America.

Soros is, therefore, a national enemy. No self-respecting Malaysian organisation should accept money from an enemy, a rogue.

The funds are channelled to Suaram through a locally incorporated company called Suara Inisiatif Sdn Bhd.

Fancy this: some 99.94 per cent of Suara Inisiatif’s income is from foreign donations. It does neither trade nor provide services. This is the first time I am hearing of a company making money out of donations.

Suaram, for the record, consists of a number of Pakatan Rakyat leaders. It has existed for 28 years, but for reasons best known to Suaram, it chose not to register with the Registrar of Societies (RoS). It boggles the mind because an entity which claims to carry out legal activities chose not to legalise itself.

This leads to my next question: if Suaram claims to be championing human rights, what has it done so far in Malaysia? Do Malaysians really need a human rights watchdog? Are Malaysians taking to the streets every day, claiming that their rights have been breached?

And if Suaram claims to “believe in international solidarity and actively supports democracy and human rights movements in the Asian region, in particular South East Asia”, what has it done for the plight of the Palestinians? Perhaps not the Palestinians because that would not go down well with the funders, in particular Soros, who is issuing the fat cheques.

And what about the Rohingya community in Myanmar? Suaram has not lifted a finger to help them because they, too, are Muslims.

The in-flow of foreign funds into organisations such as Suaram, Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd, which operates the news portal Malaysiakini, and Bersih has raised a few eyebrows.

The Companies Commission of Malaysia is tying up the loose ends of its investigation into Suara Inisiatif before the papers are re-submitted to the Attorney-General’s Chambers. The RoS is also carrying out an investigation to determine whether Suaram had breached any laws.

And at least one organisation has asked Bank Negara Malaysia to explain how huge amounts of funds are being transferred into Malaysia through the various commercial banks. Bank Negara certainly owes Malaysians an explanation.

Are these cases being investigated? Do we have a system in place to trace suspicious transfers of foreign funds into the country? Is Bank Negara capable of tracking money-laundering activities? How much of this has been done?

Slowly, but surely, things are beginning to fall into place. Foreign funds flow in by the millions, Suaram joins the chorus of the opposition against preventive laws until the government relents, Bersih follows up with a series of demonstrations and Malaysiakini churns out the propaganda for broadcast across the world. It is a well-organised attempt to overthrow the government. It is covert, concerted and reeks of neo-colonialism. In fact, it is the post-cold war weapon of mass destruction.

– New Straits Times