Friday, December 05, 2008

Money politics: ACA report lodged over divisional polls

Seremban Umno division chief Datuk Ishak Ismail lodged a report against a state exco member Thursday for allegedly bribing a branch chairman in the recent divisional elections.

Ishak claimed the state committee chairman had given the branch chief RM1,000 in September to nominate the former for the post of division head.

“I was told that the state committee chairman gave the branch chairman a cheque and I have a photocopy of this,” he said when met at the state Anti-Corruption Agency office here.

Ishak said a friend of the branch chief had made a photocopy of the cheque and handed it to him as he was afraid to pursue the matter.

“When I did my own investigations, it was confirmed that the cheque was made out for the branch chief. I hope the ACA can investigate this as there had been claims of corruption involved in this particular divisional elections,” he claimed.

Money politics: ACA report lodged over divisional polls
Malaysia Star, Malaysia