A lot of questions were recently raised against the motives of Bersih 2.0, an NGO that strangely targeted the Malaysian government every now and again. It is believed that there is no organization as pious as a Nongovernmental Organization (NGO). Unfortunately, the rate at which the world is progressing has affected this divine organization too. An organization that worked for the welfare of the society and its people suddenly chose to work the corrupt way. Bersih 2.0 has been allegedly receiving foreign funding which was not questionable, until the agenda that they were working on got exposed.
Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah, the president of JMM (Jaringan Melayu Malaysia) had earlier submitted a 24 pages of confidential conversation document. This document is claimed to have all the information related to the foreign funding that was wired to Bersih 2.0 and the agenda that they were supposed to work on as part of the funding received. Shockingly, the agenda was none other than to topple the government of Malaysia – Barisan Nasional and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as a result.
Even though it is hard to believe that a Prime Minister who is sincerely working for the welfare of its people is being betrayed by a bunch of the same people. The documents state an association between a billionaire US financier namely George Soros and John Pang from Malaysia. The billionaire’s Open Society Foundation was used as a medium of transferring funds to Bersih 2.0.
The JMM president further went on to claim that the submitted documents are enough validation to prove that the people involved in the matter had outrageous intentions of collaborating and toppling the government. It affirms the conversation between the associated parties regarding ‘planning’ and ‘channeling’ of funds into the country.
Despite all this, Maria Chin Abdullah, the chairman of Bersih 2.0 believes that questioning the people associated with the NGO is a ‘waste of the public resources’ and ‘intimidation of NGOs’. The emotional factor is clearly being used as a camouflage to cover up an activity that is detrimental to parliamentary democracy. Meanwhile, if proven, such acts are punishable offenses in the eyes of law and can lead to 15 years of jail of the involved entities.