'Sepandai pandai tupai melompat, ahkirnya jatuh ke tanah jua', aptly describes the fall from grace of Ali Rustam when it was announced by UMNO's disciplinary committee that he was found guilty of money politics, and is therefore barred from contesting for the deputy president's post in the up-coming party elections. Ali Rustam however escapes suspension from the party.
UMNO youth aspirant Khairy Jamaludin is lucky not to be barred from contesting, although he was also found guilty under a similar offence as Ali Rustam. He got away with a warning. This sounds strange isn't it.........and as a friend who had called me remarked, 'that UMNO too has selective punishment for a similar offence'.
The much awaited announcement concerning Khir Toyo was to most Selangorean an anti climax. He got a a clean slate, and is therefore free to contest. I had all along thought that he was liable for punishment and with his new found 'freedom', he is now placed in a better position than Khairy for the top UMNO youth post. However, Khir has to contend having to face Mukriz Mahathir who is currently in pole position, and does not have a blemish record.
I wasn't surprise that Azalina's name was not mentioned for reasons best known to UMNO and MACC, and I do not wish to speculate either. However, with her case purportedly under investigation by MACC, Azalina's candidacy for the Supreme Council member is very much in a balance.
Will there be more candidates for the chopping block? This will have to be seriously looked at by Najib, as these are the party leaders that will most likely form members of his cabinet..............corrupt free as demanded by Tun Mahathir.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION
Posted at 6.40 pm on March 17, 2009