NGO tak perlu takut jika tak salah, kata Nur Jazlan

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Sumber: FMT News

KUALA LUMPUR: Jika hanya 20 daripada 50,000 pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) sedang disiasat kerana menerima dana asing, tiada masalah bagi pihak yang mengkritik kerajaan mengatakan mereka bimbang tentang tindakan lebih keras.

Itu adalah hujah daripada Timbalan Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed kepada media hari ini, apabila ditanya Malay Mail Online jika siasatan itu menandakan berlakunya tindakan keras lebih lanjut.

Pihak berkuasa tidak menganiaya NGO, sebaliknya menyiasat agenda mereka yang menerima sokongan asing, katanya. Beliau mengesahkan siasatan bermula bulan lalu.

Hanya 20 daripada 50,000 sedang disiasat, ia jumlah kecil dan siasatan yang fokus. Mengapa kamu takut disiasat jika tidak bersalah?

“Asas siasatan adalah apabila Bank Negara Malaysia, polis, mengesan wang yang mengalir melalui NGO. Kami mahu tahu apa pembiayaan itu dan tujuannya,” kata beliau kepada laman web berita.

“Jika, sebagaimana yang mereka katakan… menggunakan wang untuk menegakkan demokrasi, maka ia adalah baik. Tetapi Bersih menganjurkan demonstrasi, dan mereka sepatutnya sebuah syarikat,” katanya.

Kumpulan lain disiasat adalah Lawyers for Liberty, Persatuan Hak Asasi Manusia Kebangsaan dan Pusat Memerangi Rasuah dan Kronisme.

“Bersih berada di bawah radar apabila pengerusinya Maria Chin dihalang daripada meninggalkan Malaysia untuk menerima anugerah di Korea Selatan,” katanya kepada portal dalam talian itu.

Beliau mendakwa tajaan hadiah dikaitkan dengan Open Society Foundations, yang didakwa menggugat demokrasi di Malaysia.

 

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Besides Bersih 2.0, Nur Jazlan said that other groups being investigated are Lawyers for Liberty (LFL), the National Human Rights Society (Hakam) and the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4).

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 — The authorities are not going after non-profit groups for criticising the government, but are merely investigating the agendas of those who receive foreign funding, Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said.

The deputy home minister confirmed that several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been probed since November for allegedly receiving funds from individuals and organisations abroad, but stressed that the number of groups investigated is evidence that the authorities are not persecuting NGOs.

“Only 20 out of 50,000 are being investigated, it is a small number, and a focused investigation. Why are you scared of being investigated if you are not guilty?

“The basis of the probe is when Bank Negara Malaysia, the police detect any money flowing through the NGOs. We want to know what the funding is for and for what purpose,” he told Malay Mail Online when contacted.

Nur Jazlan singled out Bersih 2.0 as an example, saying that the group kept organising anti-government protests but they were registered as a company and not an NGO.

“If, as they say, [they’re] using money to promote democracy, then it is fine. But Bersih is organising demonstrations, and they are supposed to be a company,” he added.

Besides Bersih 2.0, Nur Jazlan said that other groups being investigated are Lawyers for Liberty (LFL), the National Human Rights Society (Hakam) and the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4).

“Bersih came under the radar when its chairman Maria Chin (Abdullah) was barred from leaving Malaysia to receive an award in South Korea,” he explained, referring to the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights.

Nur Jazlan claimed that award sponsors were linked to the Open Society Foundations (OSF), an organisation accused of trying to undermine parliamentary democracy in Malaysia.

News reports said OSF, chaired by US billionaire George Soros, not only channelled funds to Bersih, but also to other local organisations with the aim to influence the result of general elections.

“They are now very smart, they hide behind Korean NGOs as well,” Nur Jazlan said.

He also dismissed calls for the setting up of a Charities Commission, using the United Kingdom’s commission as a point of reference, to regulate the financing of NGOs amid controversy surrounding foreign funding.

“No need. We already have enough institutions to operate, no need [for] something like that. Police have different operating methods, Bank Negara have their own methods.”

 

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