"Ambiga admitted to Bersih receiving some money from two US organisations — the National Democratic Institute NDI and Open Society Institute OSI — for other projects which she stressed were unrelated to the July 9 march."
She can deny all she wants about the funding use but it is a well known fact that the NDI core institute the NED, is a CIA front,
"However, it was only in the late 1970s, that the political will to prioritize overt democracy manipulation activities were significantly advanced within American foreign policy elites – a process that ultimately culminated in the establishment of the NED. Crucially, both USAID’s and the NED’s overt ‘promotion of democracy’ was and still is highly influenced by the CIA, whose work has always been heavily entwined with that of the NED’s predecessors, that is, both USAID and liberal foundations."
and parallels of the middle east turmoils and similarity of BERSIH's modus operandi are the same as methods espoused by the NDI.
Wikipedia links NED to the CIA,
"It has been accused by both right-wing and left-wing personalities of interference in foreign regimes, and of being set up to legally continue the Central Intelligence Agency's prohibited activities of support to selected political parties abroad."
In fact Wikipedia shows BERSIH directly associated to the NED, see screenshot.
To be continued..
CONTINUATION 2.18 PM
God blesses our country.
It's raining where I am now and the illegal rally will or will not proceed, I do not know. What I do know is this outlawed party is determined to carry on and promote a not so hidden agenda, as I have established above, covert activity to destabilise the Govt.
Traitor Ambiga can deny not using funds for the bastard rally but as an ex-Bar Head, she should know that in law, ignorance is no defence.
This link relates to press freedom and the dubious role of the NED but it is non the less and even more appropriate be addressed to the traitor Ambiga, should she plead ignorance, for the deformed cause for reform of her illegitimate brainchild, BERSIH.
"Regardless of the sincerity of the work carried out by the journalism organizations identified in this study, their links to the ‘democracy’ establishment casts a disturbing shadow over their ability to promote free, democratic media systems. Some of the groups in this study may claim to be unaware of the NED’s nefarious activities. However, in this author’s opinion it seems a little far-fetched to believe that well respected media organizations (employing journalists well-known for their investigative work) would neglect to determine whether their financial supporters were interested in promoting democracy or polyarchy. Media groups’ with minor ties to the democracy manipulators may of course have only found out about the NED’s antidemocratic work after receipt of their aid, but even if this was the case, it would seem appropriate that they should warn others about their mistake to prevent it happening again – a commendable step that none of the aforementioned groups has yet taken"
While the ex-Bar Head Honcho may or not be aware that reference to the illegitimate entity BERSIH and it's association with the NDI is being covered, the very fact that it is, is a strong admission of culpability of the NDI.
This is a PDF of the original which I now link here. Note that in the PDF the NDI link (http://www.ndi.org/worldwide/asia/malaysia/malaysia_pf.asp) returns a page not found message.
"NDI is presently conducting workshops across Malaysia to promote free and fair elections (to all the dunggus, lembus and Academicians - does this sound familiar?) in collaboration with Research for Social Advancement (REFSA). In November 2006, NDI conducted a series of single-party training sessions on strategic communications and messaging. NDI conducted a workshop for the fledgling Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH) that focused on improving the action plans of each participating organization or political party in accomplishing their objectives.
NDI's program for Malaysia is funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)."
Of course, a bastard entity like BERSIH funded by NED needs a legitimate mouthpiece. Enter the opposition inclined and infested news portal, Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd or notoriously Malaysiakini.
It is no surprise that Malaysiakini and some other usual suspects are funded by the NED.
By the way, how does one go about getting funded by the NDI, NED, OSI et al?