Friday, November 25, 2016

Bersih's Maria Chin Has Links to CIA

The detention of pro-democracy activist Maria Chin Abdullah doesn’t make sense at all.

And the powers-that-be will quickly have to come forward and justify their fascist action. And they did.
 
On Wednesday, UMNO information chief Annuar Musa (right) claimed that Bersih 2.0 chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah has links with the Central Intelligence Agency.
 
In his Facebook posting, Annuar said Maria was linked to the CIA due to her active involvement with some US-based NGOs prior to her returning to Malaysia with her late husband, Yunus Lebai Ali, in the 1980s.
 
He cited the National Institute for Electoral Integrity (NIEI), which is under the sponsorship of Asia Foundation.
 
“And Asia Foundation is a network under The National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) and Asian Network for Free and Fair Elections (ANFREL) to which (renegade) CIA agent Philip Agee had previously disclosed that both NAMFREL and ANFREL were ‘CIA tools’ that masked behind the slogan of ‘people power’,” he said.

Suddenly, out of the blue, he is privy to all of the above!
 
Annuar also claimed that Maria was involved in other human rights and feminist NGOs that were pro-LGBT such as Sisters in Islam and Empower.
 
He added that clearly, Maria was not an ordinary person but someone whose background should be thoroughly investigated.
 
Fellow Bersih activist Ambiga Sreenevasan slammed the above as “preposterous” and demanded that he retract it immediately.
 
She said: “Clearly he is aware that there is no basis for Maria’s detention and is vainly trying to use preposterous allegations against Maria who cannot at this point defend herself because she is unfairly detained”.
 
Celtic were eliminated from European competition as Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scored twice against Brendan Rodger’s team in a Group C match on November 23, 2016. I have zilch expectations of the Irishman – and so, I wasn’t disappointed.

In Bangsar South, KL, also on the same day, I took up two meeting roles at the MIA Toastmasters meeting – as a speech evaluator for a CC#2 and as a Grammarian.

I was voted Best Evaluator.

Another quiet meeting with only twelve attendees, half of whom were guests.

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