Maria Chin has links with CIA: Annuar
> Umno info chief says she was involved with several US NGOs before
PETALING JAYA: Umno information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa (pix) has claimed that Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah has links with the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
In a Facebook posting yesterday, Annuar said Maria Chin was linked to the CIA due to the works she had conducted with several US NGOs prior to her returning to Malaysia with her late husband, Yunus Lebai Ali, in the 1980s.
“Maria Chin and Yunus returned to Malaysia around the 1980s and prior to that, they were involved with several NGOs such as the National Institute for Electoral Integrity, which is under the sponsorship of the Asia Foundation.
“Asia Foundation is a network under The National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) and Asian Network for Free and Fair Elections (Anfrel). Former CIA agent Philip Agee had previously disclosed that both Namfrel and Anfrel were ‘CIA tools’ that hid behind the slogan of ‘people power’,” he said.
Annuar claimed Maria Chin was also involved in other human rights and feminist NGOs that were proLGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender). He added clearly, Maria Chin was not an ordinary person but someone whose background should be further examined.
Maria Chin was arrested by police last Friday, the eve of the Bersih 5 rally, and is being detained for 28 days under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).
She is also being investigated under Section 1124C of the Penal Code for activities deemed detrimental to parliamentary democracy.