Category Archives: NGO’s

No reason to protest probe into Soros funding

 By Charles Vincent A lot has happened since news broke early last month of a leaked document showing that some Malaysian NGOs had received funding from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF). The NGOs have admitted receiving the funding and … Continue reading

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Soros outfit denies funding overthrow of Malaysian government

US billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations said it provides funds to Malaysian civil society only to ‘support democratic practice’ and not to remove the government. — AFP pic KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 — US billionaire George Soros’s Open Society … Continue reading

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AG, you are a disgrace!

Thinking Malaysians are rightly horrified at seeing the attorney general openly, publicly and happily frolicking with Barisan Nasional ministers. He comes across as a picture of happiness, singing and dancing in the company of BN politicians. He has no business … Continue reading

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Do we really need 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers?

           by Gan Ping Sieu QUICK TAKE: At present, the government has not been forthcoming about how it arrived at the 1.5 million figure, which sectors these workers will be deployed in and why they are favoured over others. The … Continue reading

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Local councils are for empowerment, not opportunism

By Kua Kia Soong COMMENT: In the absence of local government elections, the periodic appointment of new councillors has become a jostle for places by component parties of political coalitions as well as by some NGO activists with political ambitions. … Continue reading

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Farida gets death threat

By Sira Habibu PETALING JAYA: An Islamic State-minded person has threatened to draw Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin’s (pic) blood for her view against khalwat raids. Noor Farida, who is the G25 Eminent Malay Group spokesperson, said someone drew her attention … Continue reading

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After meeting US president, Ambiga says Obama ‘well aware’ of Malaysia’s issues

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 — US President Barack Obama was familiar with the problems facing Malaysia including corruption and the erosion in the rule of law, said civil society leaders who met with him today. Negaraku patron Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan … Continue reading

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C4 wants Obama to review ties with Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: The C4 anti-corruption activist group has urged US President Barack Obama to review his government’s strong support for the Prime Minister, Najib Razak, and to press Najib on human rights, corruption and 1Malaysia Development Bhd. Obama is scheduled … Continue reading

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Islamic affairs minister went shopping, golfing in US with orphanage’s cash, anti-graft group claims

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 — Charity organisation Yayasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Islam Malaysia (Yapeim) had funded a federal minister’s shopping trip in the US last year using donations meant for an orphanage, a PKR-linked anti-corruption group alleged today. Continuing its exposés … Continue reading

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Malaysia to fall into ‘stupid state’ before Talibanism digs in, says activist

Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir speaking at the The Cooler Lumpur Festival in Kuala Lumpur, June 13, 2015. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa By Bo Su-Lyn KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 ― Pointing to the recent social media frenzy over the … Continue reading

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