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Sunday, 9 November 2008
PITA POLITIK (88): "BAGI SALAH TAK BAGI KALAH" DILEMMA
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (left) greeting Tun Mahathir at his recent Hari Raya Open House. 2008/11/09
It's a disgrace, says Muhyiddin
PAGOH: Umno vice-president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasssin is "worried and ashamed" about money politics in the run-up to party polls in March.
He said Umno Disciplinary Board chairman Tan Sri Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen Tengku Ismail's statement that the board had received over 900 complaints of money politics so far should raise concerns.
"It shows that the problem is still rampant and that we have failed to deal with the problem," he said after attending Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Bhd's (MIDF) corporate social responsibility programme yesterday.
Also present were MIDF chairman Tan Sri Mahmood Taib and managing director Mohd Najib Abdullah. Eight families in Muar received new houses under the company's Rumah Murni programme.
"It is as if the people who are involved have ignored the efforts of party leaders to rid this problem."
Muhyiddin said every party member should take the matter seriously as money-politics, could see members choosing leaders based on how much they could pay.
"If the problem continues, it will hurt Umno's image and will cause people to lose faith and trust in the party. This will result in Umno suffering in the next general election."
Muhyiddin said he fully supported the board's efforts to cooperate with the Anti-Corruption Agency.
On nominations he had received for the post of Umno deputy president, Muhyiddin was grateful for the trust members had in him.
Comments: Yes, it's a disgrace, Tan Sri. And every member of UMNO MUST BE WORRIED AND ASHAMED. Everyone should and must cooperate with the Anti-orruption Agency to avoid further loss of faith and trust in the party. Just to remind Tan Sri about one of the remarks made by one of the aspirants in the last UMNO election for one of the top posts. This aspirant said roughly in Malay, "Bagi salah tak bagi kalah." I do not what this aspirant means. Perhaps then he was referring to money politics.