Friday, October 24, 2008

Transparency Needed In Combating Money Politics

Money politics must be combated in a transparent manner because it can cause the downfall of the party if not checked, Umno Youth chief aspirant Datuk Mukhriz Tun Mahathir said.

The menace would also erode the people's confidence in leaders who were trustworthy and had integrity, he said.

"The people will find it difficult to accept leaders who are elected in such a despicable manner because they want leaders who are open, transparent and clean," he told reporters at a ceramah in Kampung Teluk here last night.

He feared that if money politics was not checked now it would result in the people rejecting the incumbent leaders in the next general election.

Mukhriz, who is an Umno Youth executive committee member, said the party elections in March would be more keenly contested than before, judging from the nominations received so far.

Mukhriz has so far received 63 nominations, far exceeding the requisite 39 nominations for the post of Umno Youth chief.

Transparency Needed In Combating Money Politics
Bernama, Malaysia

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