The irrevocable infestation within Umno
Posted October 20, 2008on:
Rupanya Umno lebih buruk dari apa yang disangka rakyat dan disebut oleh Pembangkang. Umno sebuah parti yang tidak boleh lagi diselamatkan. Selagi mana bibit-bibit yang boleh merosakkannya dibiar terus berkuasa, maka selagi itu tiada perubahan dalam Umno dan rakyat Malysia akan terheret sama ke kancah hasil kejelekan Umno. Rakyat Malaysia harus berwaspada dan menolak Umno dari terus berkuasa mencengkam rakyat sehingga rakyat berterusan menghadapi kesusahan dalam menongkah arus kehidupan.
|Rais: Vote buying will destroy Umno|
|Oct 20, 08 3:28pm|
|A veteran Umno leader today said he had been asked to pay for votes in an upcoming contest for top posts, and warned that money politics would destroy the organisation.
Foreign Minister Rais Yatim said “the majority” of Umno members were more interested in making money out of the election than in voting for the right person. “The majority of Umno people want to look for money and not for good leaders,” said Rais, a member of Umno’s decision-making committee who is vying for the vice-presidency. “We have been approached under the cloak of assistance and cloak of contribution. (But) I’m not a player so you don’t see my marks going up very high. “If you want to be a good player, you have to say yes (to vote-buying),” he told reporters. Rais, who has been with Umno for over 33 years, said the problem of money politics within the ruling party should be eradicated or it “will surely kill the party.” Umno, which has ruled Malaysia since independence, is holding meetings to nominate candidates for party posts after suffering major losses in polls this year. It will hold party elections next March. “If Umno cannot curb this practice, Umno’s future is done for because this has been (talked about) for the past two decades and it has not been curbed,” he said. In July, Umno asked the country’s anti-corruption agency to help it battle vote-buying ahead of the heated battle for top leadership positions in the party. Rais has only garnered five nominations of the 19 needed to contest in the party polls. – AFP