KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 2016 : A task force has been set up to monitor and investigate organisations infused with ideas on the colour revolution to topple the Barisan Nasional (BN) government.
It comprises the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Attorney General.
According to Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Home Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi Zahid, intelligence reports found that several organisations had been infused with ideas on the colour revolution.
They include Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram), Bersih, Bar Council, Malaysiakini.com and the Sarawak Report.
“Bersih has launched five series of street demonstrations sponsored by Soros (George) through the National Democracy Institute and the Open Society Foundation.
“They launched the yellow revolution to topple the government but failed,” the Umno vice-president said during winding up session at Umno General Assembly 2016, here today.
Zahid said the colour revolution spread to Arab countries such as Libya, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen, under the so-called Arab Spring.
Foreign intervention via revolution without violence was founded by Gene Sharp of Albert Einstein Institute in 1983, to train, plan and develop strategy topple democratic governments.
“After the success, he (Sharp) pioneered the “colour revolution” movement via the Centre for Applied Non Violent Action Strategies) and Otpor (Serbian political organisation) which use the hand symbol in almost all revolutions.”
On another note, Zahid said 10,109 operations were launched with 1,095 employers and 24 agents arrested and 59,249 illegal immigrants deported.
The government’s decision to freeze the intake of foreign workers since Feb 19 had a big impact on the oil palm and furniture sectors, causing export earnings to drop from the RM10 billion target to RM8 billion this year.
He said a survey conducted by the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers found that 84 percent of employers experience labour shortage. – Bernama