Hornbill Unleashed

November 5, 2016

Red Shirts rally for Malaysiakini’s closure

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 9:01 PM

Police FRU personnel standing guard in front of MalaysiaKini’s office in Petaling Jaya, November 5, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaAbout 200 members of the Red Shirts movement staged a protest today at Malaysiakini’s office here, demanding for the news portal to be shut down.

More are expected to join the demonstration by the pro-government movement later.

The Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) have set up a barricade right in front of the office’s entrance. The police have also set up checkpoints at adjacent roads leading to the office.

The Red Shirts movement is protesting following allegations that Malaysiakinireceived foreign funding from American billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF).

The foundation has been accused of planning an overthrow of the Malaysian government. But OSF has denied the allegation and insisted that the money it provides to Malaysian civil society is to “support democratic practice”.

Malaysiakini has confirmed that it received an OSF grant which it used to produce the Realiti Sarawak and Sekilas Bumi Kenyalang programmes under its video arm, KiniTV, but said it only constituted a small portion of its revenue and that its funding comes from subscribers, advertisements and donors.


Source : RAM ANAND@The Malay Mail Online


1 Comment »

  1. Donations from Arab king/prince to MOI are ok, but those from Soros are not OK. Why the double standard? Both are foreign in origin. To allege that Soros is trying to topple the kleptocratically elected government is vain talk; it must be backed by proof, because allegations are cheap! The leader of the Red Shirt is apparently a ‘datuk sri.’ I wonder if the state that bestowed the title is having second thoughts about the award. Maybe it’s time to consider withdrawing it. The guy doesn’t behave like a ‘datuk’ at all. Originally a ‘datuk’ is a title for grandfather; he knows how to conduct himself. He has dignity and observes some decorum. But not Datuk Jamal head of red shirt movement; he is a menace to society.

    Comment by greg — November 6, 2016 @ 2:28 PM | Reply


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