Maria Chin has links with CIA: An­nuar

> Umno info chief says she was in­volved with sev­eral US NGOs be­fore

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY ADRIAN PHUNG

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.

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