KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 ― Puteri Umno slammed those who were in cahoots with American billionaire George Soros today, saying that they should be considered traitors of the country.
Its chief Datuk Mas Ermieyati Shamsuddin said national sovereignty couldn't be compromised, singling out Soros out as “Malaysia's enemy”.
"We cannot be complacent with the possible political and foreign intervention threats through various mechanisms. Today, people can simply bring down a country using democracy mantra and illegal gatherings.
"Don't ever let outsiders or international rouges like George Soros influence our country's direction.
"Anyone who conspires with Soros to bring down the government should be considered as traitors of the country, even though these individuals have done something good for the country," she said in her policy speech at the wing's general assembly at Putra World Trade Centre.
She said Malaysians should learn from revolutions that took place in the Middle East, citing the Arab Spring and Orange Revolution that did not bring any good but only caused instability.
"To this day, revolutions in those countries do not bring any benefit, in fact they only cause political and economic instability," she added.
Late last month, Malaysian media reported leaked minutes from OSF’s “Malaysia Programme”, alleging the group had given funds to a number of local organisations.
Several local NGOs, including electoral reform group Bersih 2.0, the Malaysian Bar and news portal Malaysiakini have come under police scrutiny after they admitted to receiving grants from OSF.
Some pro-government outfits then claimed the funds were used to organise activities to oust the democratically-elected Barisan Nasional government.
Despite the denials and explanations by Bersih 2.0, the Bar Council, Malaysiakini and OSF, the allegations persist.
On November 12, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said police didn't find any evidence to support allegations that Soros was funding Malaysian civil societies to undermine Putrajaya.
However, the Pulai MP said the police would continue their investigations, adding that action would be taken against non-governmental organisations found to misuse the funds for political purposes.