“The Foundation is an independent set-up, involving governments and civil society to support civil society organisations in their efforts to foster democracy and freedom in the broader
On the first instance, perhaps, that official statement by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim may take many in. However, the truth is in stark contrast to what he is trying to portray to the Malaysian public, among others.
In reality, The Foundation of the Future (FFF) is not at all independent or free. Its establishment is clearly partisan to the interest of the
Ms Shaha Ali Riza, who was transferred to take up a position at the U.S. State Department in September 2005, also assists
Riza’s transfer out of World Bank was an attempt to cover-up and protect her in the scandal relating to a conflict of interest following the revelations about her relationship with World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz.
Riza’s wide expertise in Middle Eastern and North African affairs is attributed to the experience she had gained throughout her tenure as ‘Senior Gender Specialist in the Middle East & North African Social and Economic Development Groups’ and also as ‘Senior Communications Officer in the Middle East and North Africa regional Office (MENA).
While holding both posts Riza had proposed to
They were Anwar Ibrahim (
Anwar Ibrahim was appointed as consultant to the World Bank in the areas of governance and accountability. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the
By virtue of his appointment as Visiting Diplomat in The Council for Foreign Relations in
Meanwhile, Rahma Bouqia, the Vice-Chairman of the Foundation is President of University Hassan II Mahommedia in
Bakhtiar Amin is the founder of the Iraqi Institute of Democracy (headquarters in the U.S.), which is sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Endowment of Democracy (NED), The National Democratic Institute (NDI), The International Republican Institute (IRI) and the United States Institute of Peace.
He was appointed by the