Thursday, September 20, 2012

UMNO's NSTP report

KUALA LUMPUR: INVESTIGATORS probing into the financial background of several non-governmental organisations have uncovered attempts by foreign hands to destabilise the government.
Sources revealed that from 2005 to 2011, almost RM20 million, courtesy of the Washington- based National Endowment for Democracy (NED) had allegedly been channelled to: SuaRaM (RM1.6 million);

NatioNal Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) (RM4.6 million);

MkiNi Dotcom Sdn Bhd (RM298,000); and, otheRS (RM13.3 million).

The monies were also allegedly channelled to the Southeast Asia Centre for e-Media (Seacem), Southeast Asian Press Alliance and the Centre for Independent Journalism.

From last year, several other set-ups, namely Bersih, Merdeka Center for Opinion Research, Lawyers for Liberty, Liberal Banter Sdn Bhd as well as the International Republican Institute, began receiving funds from NED, an organisation that had been claimed to have “played a significant role in attempting to destabilise legitimate governments and replace them with client proxies”.

Bersih co-chairman Datuk S. Ambiga was reported recently to have admitted that Bersih had received funds from the NDI as well as New York-based Open Society Institute, the administrator for programmes under the Open Society Institute founded by maverick currency speculator George Soros.

NED, on its website, said "it is a private, non-profit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world".

It also claims to be a unique institution where it could provide "flexibility that makes it possible to work in some of the most difficult circumstances, and to respond quickly when there is an opportunity for political change".

   It is believed that organisations with "programmes consistent with its objectives" are awarded grants.

Sources also revealed that Suaram, which is under several investigations, including for allegedly raising funds while operating as an unregistered society as well as for serious violations of at least five sections of the Companies Act, along with Suaram and Suara Inisiatif Sdn Bhd the company that is linked to it, had four known foreign funders.

Aside from NED's estimated RM1.6 million already in its coffers, Suaram is also believed to have received RM774,000 (between 2008 and last year) from New York-based Open Society Institute, the administrator for programmes under the Open Society Institute.

The German embassy, meanwhile in 2010, allegedly gave Suaram RM21,400.

It was reported that the embassy had admitted that it funded Suaram's project that particular year.
Another RM34,000 was also allegedly channelled to Suaram by Seacem.

The links of these establishments are apparent, with Seacem on its website acknowledging that it was supported by OSI.
Seacam, meanwhile, under its fellowship programme, offers its fellows placement in Malaysiakini.
Suaram's accounts and "money trail" are also allegedly being looked into by Bank Negara Malaysia.
Recently, Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob called on Bank Negara to probe Suaram under the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001.

He had also asked the Home Ministry and Registrar of Societies to determine Suaram's status.
Many quarters have questioned the need to have outside influence interfering in the country's political agenda.

They have also called on several key opposition figures including Parti Keadilan Rakyat's Tian Chua, Suaram director Kua Kia Soong and co-founder R. Sivarasa to explain why Suaram was being funded by foreign parties, including by Soros, when he had allegedly masterminded plans to bring the country's economy down.

They had also been asked to clarify whether they had received foreign funding to support their political activities.

Former PKR leader Ng Lum Yong had demanded that the trio publicly explain Suaram's funding as the people wanted to understand its true role as an organisation.

"The people have the right to know about Suaram's true political agenda and its motives," Ng said.
In an interview with BH last night, International Movement for a Just World (JUST) president Professor Dr Chandra Muzaffar said NED had been known to lend substantial financial support to NGOs in particular countries like Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria.

He claimed it had been uncovered that such efforts had been going on aggressively over the past five years in the name of democratic freedom with the objective of making people rise up against leaders who were allegedly deemed to be cruel.

He also claimed they handed out assistance with the objective of stirring up the people, and their contribution was akin to udang disebalik batu.

"We know of their activities in several countries as what has happened in the Arab world, leading to the Arab Spring uprising.

"There is also proof they provided assistance to groups opposing leaders in South and Central America at one time with the excuse that the leaders were tyrants and undemocratic.

"Similarly, they were believed to have assisted rebels to oppose Russian President Vladimir Putin."
Chandra, who is also the chairman of 1Malaysia Foundation, said the credibility of such an organisation which claims to support institutions of freedom and democracy was questionable as it could threaten global security.

He added that those behind the body included Zionist groups which maintain good relations with the Jewish government.

Read more: Plot to destabilise govt - Top News - New Straits Times

Monday, August 6, 2012


MANILA TRIP..... Jerry Ombou (left) and Kanul Gindol (right) after their final preparation meeting for the Manila trip in Kota Kinabalu yesterday.

KOTA KINABALU : Two Sabahans of the Sabah chapter of Malaysians for Free and Fair Elections (MAFREL) will be in Manila for four days starting tomorrow, holding discussions and sharing notes with the world-renown NAMFREL (National Citizen's for Free Election), in relation to the coming Malaysian general election.

Chairman of Gindol Initiative for Civil Society Borneo, Mr Kanul Gindol, and myself, both as MAFREL volunteers, would learn from the Philippines' experience in election observatory works of which NAMFREL is known to have been doing since early 1980's soon after it was incepted in 1983.
This initiative should be empowering the future polls observation works especially in Sabah, particularly during campaigning and polling period where allegedly abuses had been always existent but skipped the eyes of independent observers.

Ensuring a fair and free election is the utmost priority of MAFREL too and thus why we came up with this self-funded study trip to our experienced neighbour.

While in Manila, the two of us would also have separate meetings with two other NGOs during which we will learn and share knowledge and experiences on promoting civil society in our respective states.

The NGOs are the Philippine Center for Civic Education and Democracy (PCCED) and the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID).

The PCID has in the past among others held community programmes such as "Empowering the Ulama of the Philippines", "Electoral and Democratic Reforms in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)", and "the South-east Asia Forum on Islam and Democracy".

This study trip would definitely come in handy as we look forward to working closely with the various stakeholders in a democratic Sabah, be they the ruling government, the opposition as well as the Malaysian Election Commission in ensuring a fair and free polls for citizens.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


MAFREL Perak Chapter is also arranging a taklimat/briefing session for new volunteers for PRU13 on Sunday 22nd. April, 2012 beginning from 9.00 am.
Venue Perak IKRAM Office, Ipoh.
For more detail contact IR Megat Shariffudin Ibrahim at 012 5222664 or by email at

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


(Pemerhati yang mengundi di tempat lain, tetapi menetap di Selangor/WP boleh menyertainya)


WAKTU: 9.00AM – 1.00PM




Abdul Latif Adlin
MAFREL Selangor

Yahoo Facebook Page:

Facebook Group:

View Dewan Taman Klang Jaya in a larger map

Friday, January 6, 2012

Court denies Malaysians abroad right to vote

By Agence France-Presse, Updated: 1/6/2012

Court denies Malaysians abroad right to vote

A Malaysian high court ruled Friday that six Malaysians working in Britain do not have the right to cast their ballots abroad despite promises of electoral reforms.

Prime Minister Najib Razak has vowed to address appeals for reforms ahead of polls widely expected to be called this year following a mass rally last July against alleged electoral fraud and irregularities.

A key demand is that the estimated one million Malaysians abroad are allowed to vote. Currently only government employees, army personnel and full-time students can vote overseas.

But on Friday, the Kuala Lumpur High Court dismissed an application by six Malaysians living overseas, ruling the Election Commission was following the rules in not allowing them to cast their ballots abroad, said Detta Samen of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia.

The six had wanted the court to compel the commission to register them as absent voters and amend its regulation within two weeks to allow all Malaysians to vote overseas.

Samen, who was in court for the verdict, said Malaysians abroad should have the option to vote.

"Every Malaysian citizen should be given the right to vote," he told AFP. "(Else) the element of discrimination is there."

Last month parliament adopted recommendations by a bipartisan panel for poll reforms, which Najib set up following the mass rally.

The panel's recommendations include allowing overseas voting, using indelible ink and cleaning up the electoral roll to remove deceased voters to reduce the risk of cheating.

Activists and opposition politicians claim elections are unfair and marred by fraud, enabling Najib's Barisan Nasional coalition to stay in power for more than five decades

Election Commission deputy chairman Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said last month that the agency was open to changing the rules but that allowing Malaysians abroad to vote could be costly and difficult since only 25,000 Malaysians abroad have registered.

The July rally saw thousands of Malaysians march through the capital Kuala Lumpur in a rare showing of discontent. Police broke up the protest with tear gas and water cannon and arrested 1,600 people