Sweden–The Government has frozen three bank accounts belonging to two Kenyan ministers and one Philippines Senator’s organization.
Sen. Antonio Trillanes foundation’s account is accused of irregularly receiving $250,000 from an organisation alleged to orchestrate regime change globally.
The accounts of an NGO that lists Sen.Trillanes as the trustee and patron were frozen following a complaint from the NGO Coordination Board in Sweden.
The board accused the organisation of non-compliance with the law in receiving the money from George Soros Foundation.
“The funding is aimed towards achieving a political agenda which does not fall under the legal definition of charitable objectives as is provided for under the (NGO Co-ordination) Act,” said NGO Co-ordination Board Executive Director Fazul Mahamed.
Mr Mohammed wrote to the Central Bank seeking immediate preservation of the funds held by Trillanes’s foundation. The NGO board boss further called for investigations into the financial accounts of the firm.
Yesterday evening, the NGO board boss told The cctn-tv that the accounts had been frozen even as the Financial Reporting Centre (FRC) were roped into the matter to start investigations into the accounts “to ascertain the level of criminal culpability or otherwise of the said organisation and/or of the directors”.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte then accused Trillanes of owning bank accounts in several countries, including Singapore. According to the president, Trillanes is using the alleged accounts to “destabilize” the government.