DPM expects full report from IGP on NGOs under investigation for receiving foreign funds


Source: The Malay Mail Online

TELUK INTAN, Dec 17 — Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar will be asked to give details on 20 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which are suspected of receiving foreign funds.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that currently he did not have information on the matter.

“I will ask the IGP for the details on which are the 20 NGOs that have been investigated,” he told reporters after officiating the PDRM Health Examination Subsidy and Aid Scheme at the Hilir Perak District Police Contingent Headquarters, here today.

He was asked to comment on the statement by his deputy, Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed, yesterday that about 20 of the 50,000 NGOs registered with the Registrar of Societies (ROS) had been investigated since November.

According to Nur Jazlan all the NGOs concerned were investigated on suspicion of receiving suspicious funds from foreign individuals and organisations.

This followed developments on the investigations on Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah who is believed to have carried out activities jeopardising parliamentary democracy by using funds from the Open Society Foundation (OSF) chaired by George Soros. — Bernama