Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Have law against subversive foreign elements

KUALA LUMPUR: Kesatuan Insan Nasional (Kesan) has lent its support non-governmental organisation Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) for the Parliament to enact a new law to protect the country from "subversive foreign elements".

Kesan secretary-general Mohammad Afandy Yusof said the government should step in to prevent certain foreign individuals, including a currency speculator and other American-based organisations, from financing dubious non-governmental organistaions and news portals.

"The people and the country badly need the enactment of such a new law - the Patriotic and Racial Harmony Act - which was suggested by JMM to protect Parliament from political stooges who work for foreigners," he said in a statement yesterday.

Afandy alluded that certain members of parliament were directly involved with Suaram, a self-styled human rights group, which had received RM774,000 from the George Soros-founded Open Society Institute.

"The Act is also essential in protecting the thinking of the people which is being manipulated by these foreign-funded NGOS and media.

"We need this Act to block any negative elements from seeping into this country which are hell-bent on poisoning the minds of people."

He stressed that as the American government and its allies had similar preemptive laws in place, Malaysia should also follow suit in drafting the bill.

"The government must defend the country against external threats and stop foreign financiers from funding such NGOs."