Wednesday, November 15, 2006


UMNO President Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced that each Division leaders of UMNO would be alloted RM3 Million each for development projects. This sudden report has taken the nation by surprise since PM Abdullah had always indicated that he represented every Malaysian irrespective of his or her status. This clearly denotes that only UMNO members are going to benefit from this allocation. This allocation is government money and it needs to be accountable to the rakyat. UMNO has not that much of funds of its own to give its division heads. These clearly shows the misuse of position and misuse of public funds.

It is surprising that the present government is a Barisan Nasional government and the rest of the component leaders seem to be silent on this matter. Looking at the whole scenario, it is likely that Barisan Nasional will lose this coming polls hands down.

On the other hand, UMNO seems to be heading for a split, one group under the current president, Abdullah and the other under former president Mahathir. Abdullah to gain total support had engineered by providing this allocation. It seems my prediction that money-politics will eventually be used to gain support had turn to be true.

Looking at the situation, there is a major crisis heading UMNO's way and Abdullah is taking stock of the situation by inducing money to gain support. On the other hand, Mahathir has by now knows that the whole Supreme Council had collaborated to sabotaged his failure to be elected as a delegate and this contravenes the party's constitution. The whole UMNO Supreme Council could be disqualified and charged in court. All these members could also be disqualified from holding public office as it also contravenes the Societies Act. UMNO on its own is heading for 'big trouble'.

Public money should be spent wisely and be accountable. Giving irresponsible leaders with no accountability is a grave injustice the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is commiting.

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