KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23, 2015:
“Do not fall prey to Clare’s cauldron of lies.”
This was a warning by independent political party Parti Cinta Malaysia’s (PCM) vice- president Datuk Huan Cheng Guan today who also dug up the past of Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown.
Huan said Brown has for years been “spreading lies” and been “contradictory” in her statements, making the likes of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), former Sarawak Chief Minister Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud and the Malaysian Palm Oil industry her “victims”.
One example of Brown’s contradictions that Huan noted was her 2011 denial, according to Global News Canada, that she received any money from Malaysian politicians and that her donors were “non-politically motivated Europeans”.
“Two years later (2013), Foreign Policy reported that ‘the funding for her radio, she says, comes primarily from a single European philanthropist who wishes to remain anonymous’; listeners also send donations through the website.
“Another two years later, she changes her tune.
“The Sun Daily reported, ‘Clare said Radio Free Sarawak (RFS) is largely funded by a reputable European foundation which focuses on rain-forest issues. We also receive…mainly small donations from people…through our site’s donation page’,” Huan cited in a blog post today.
Huan further alleged that in reality, European governments have been funding many non-governmental organisations and “green vigilantes” including The Forest Trust, World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and Greenpeace.
“All who deceptively lobby against the Malaysian oil palm farmers and forest industry. Worse still, they claim to protect and to support those industries when behind the scenes, they work in a cloak and dagger manner to limit its production.”
He went on to say that Brown also “flip-flopped” in the case of Xavier Andre Justo who was imprisoned in Thailand for blackmail.
“Similarly, when Justo was first arrested, Sarawak Report sprang to his defense and posted stories about him and his family, even to the extent of posting very personal pictures of Justo and his family.
“However, a few weeks later, Clare told The Malaysian Insider that Justo was full of untruths.”
Huan said Malaysians needed to see beyond Brown’s “tall tales”.
“She is a serial liar easily caught red-handed if one lines up all her contradictory statements.
“Under her cloak of environmentalism, Clare Brown has worked to spread lies about her targets and to rebut those who dare to disagree.
“Her channel of communication is her notorious Sarawak Report and social media with its sinister agenda, far beyond the noble campaign she claims to execute.”