Published: Friday September 14, 2012 MYT 12:46:00 PM
Updated: Friday September 14, 2012 MYT 1:30:33 PM
Several NGOs want IRB to probe Suaram funds
By RAHIMY RAHIM
KUALA LUMPUR: Several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have lodged a report at the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to look into allegations that Suaram received funds from an American organisation linked to currency speculator George Soros.
Tibai spiritual adviser Zahid Mat Arip said that the IRB should open an investigation on whether Suaram had declared any of the assets or funding received from overseas.
"The rakyat deserves to know whether their transactions were carried out transparently," he told a press conference with some 50 supporters,here, on Friday.
It was reported that the Home Ministry and five other agencies had been tasked to investigate and come up with a report over the matter.
Based on investigations from the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry found three letters addressed to Suaram dated Oct 17, 2007, Dec 18, 2008 and Feb 12, 2010 stating the awarding of grants amounting to about RM585,770 (US$188,775.65) from an organisation called the Open Society Foundation chaired by Soros.
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