Via the Associated Press:

… The text of the bill presented to the Islamist-dominated Shura Council was not made public… Morsi said in a statement Monday that the bill is aimed at committing NGOs to the principles of transparency and striking a balance with “the openness of Egypt” after the uprising that toppled longtime President Hosni Mubarak in 2011…

That’s right: President Morsi wants NGOs to commit “to the principles of transparency” in a bill “not made public.”

… Removed from the latest draft is wording that said NGO’s would be banned from receiving foreign funds directly and instead would have to receive money through a government bank account, the aides said…

Nongovernmental organizations must use a government bank account.

… In the new bill, Al-Qazzaz said the steering committee may receive reports from intelligence agencies about NGOs or groups applying to register as NGOs. He described it as “inter-agency” work…

 

… The committee would be responsible for a number of tasks, including granting and rejecting NGO licenses as well as objecting to NGO activities that exceed or counter the group’s registered mandate. The steering committee could refer an NGO to a court for a judge to rule on whether to revoke a group’s license.

Government “overlords” decide what nongovernmental organizations can and cannot do.

And the assault on civil society continues…