CORRUPTION is the much talked about word today, and I am sick of it. Not a single day passes without something being written in the mass media about corruption. Even senior politician Dato Seri Rais Yatim has openly claimed that UMNO is rampant with corruption, and a similar sentiment is being voiced recently by veteran politician and former Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Musa Hitam.
If this is the view of the aforesaid reputable senior UMNO members themselves, clearly UMNO will sink, and will remain sunken deep in the belly of the ocean, if no serious step is taken to stamp this rot. I do not believe UMNO members care to heed the stern warning issued by the head of UMNO's disciplinary committee any more with regards to corruption during the election period. If the warning was heeded, certainly Dato Seri Rais Yatim would not have made such a statement.
And just look at some of the party members who have named themselves as candidates vying for a position in the party heirachy. We have one who was found guilty of money politics before and was served with a suspension. Another had a criminal record of trying to bring out undeclared amount of cash from a foreign country, and one is charged for sexual misconduct. We therefore have the likes of criminals, cheats and sex maniac in UMNO, and these are the people whom UMNO members feel fit to lead the party and bangsa Melayu. And as a Melayu, I am ashame and disgruntled, and don't the members feel the same as well?
Tun Dr. Mahathir had on several occasion sounded the warning for UMNO to be extremely careful in electing its leaders. If you elect RUBBISH, it is RUBBISH that not only UMNO will get, but that same RUBBISH will infect the whole country. Is this the sort of leaders that you want for our country and our future generation?
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION
Posted at 11.34 pm on Oct 23,2008.