PETALING JAYA: Donations to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) with political links should also come under the jurisdiction of the Political Donations and Expenditure Act (PDEA), says Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said (pic).
The Minister in the Prime Ministers Department said the Government was worried that unrestricted foreign intervention give rise to certain agenda that could destroy the country.
It was recently reported that the Open Society Foundations (OSF), funded by George Soros, had made donations to several local organisations to influence the outcome of the next general election.
“This disclosure proves we have to be wary because it indicates the existence of dubious foreign intervention.
She added that a thorough investigation should be conducted to ensure funds received will not be misused and would not threaten national sovereignty.
“This situation shows the need and provides justification to enact the PDEA immediately,” she said.