Malaysia Charges: Foreign Funds Used "To Destabilize The Government"
September 22, 2012 • 9:55AM

The New Straits Times and other Malaysian press are reporting that "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 ($6.6 million), courtesy of the Washington-based National Endowment for Democracy (NED), had allegedly been channeled to a number of "democratic," reform, or anti-government NGOs.

Datuk S. Ambiga, the co-chairman of Bersih, which organized major "clean government" rallies well covered in the Western press, was reported recently to have admitted that Bersih had received funds from the NDI as well as from the Soros-led, New York-based Open Society Institute.