Singapore says Global Witness' accusation "simply false"
Oh, yes, before they accuse me of trying to bury this report quoting the Singapore Straits Times ...
SINGAPORE: A controversial video alleging corruption on the part of the Sarawak Chief Minister and his family and claims that they hide their illicit gains in Singapore, drew a strong response from the MonetaryAuthority of Singapore, last night.
The Straits Times quoted the central bank as saying that a claim in the "sting video" that the Singapore Government withheld financial data from Malaysian authorities, was false.
It said Singapore has provided full information requested by Malaysia for tax purposes and the two countries have had a good working relationship on tax matters.
"The allegation is simply false," it said. "Contrary to what was claimed in the video, Singapore has to date provided information requested by Malaysia for tax purposes."- Bernama
Soros is biggest Global Witness funder
And so that Malaysians know what they are up against, the Soros-funded Global Witness is based in Britain, our former colonial masters. Yep, the same people who took every inch of our land, sold our crops and mined our natural resources to enrich folks back home in the old Empire. Even after we had gained Independence, they were reluctant to give us back Guthrie (until we had to rob it back from them in 1981 through the Dawn Raid that involved Khalid Ibrahim, now Selangor MB) and Carcosa!
Global witness appear to aim their guns perpetually at selected developing countries in Africa, Latin America, West Asia and here in our region. The NGO seems particularly proud of its role in helping bring down Libya's Gaddafi in the Arab Spring uprising. Its interests are very transparent, indeed: the oil industries of Libya, Sudan and DR Congo, the forests of Peru, diamonds in Zimbabwe, and Taib Mahmud in Malaysia.
I don't think they were targeting Singapore, though, but well ... shit happens and now the Singapore government has reduced the Global Witness' efforts into just two words: "Simply false".