(Bernama) - Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) has been urged to clarify its doubtful status as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) as a check with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) revealed that it is a private company earning nearly RM500,000 in 2009 and over RM400,000 in 2010.
Jaringan Melayu Malaysia president Azwanddin Hamzah said according to SSM records, Suaram was registered as a company under the name of Suara Inisiatif Sdn Bhd with a RM2 paid-up capital.
"Shareholders Yeoh Seng Guan and Kua Kia Soong were appointed directors of the company on June 7, 2004. The company netted a profit of RM497,137 in 2009 and RM411,226 in 2010.
"We want to know whether the profit was derived from local or overseas sources, the identities of their contributors, and their motive," Azwanddin told a news conference here today.
Azwanddin claimed that Suaram was not registered with the Registrar of Societies as an NGO.
He also asked Parti Keadilan Rakyat central committee member R. Sivarasa and PKR vice-president Tian Chua to clarify on Suaram's status.