Tuesday, March 23, 2010

'MACC welcome to ensure MCA polls is clean'

The move by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to monitor blogsites and media reports in the run-up to the MCA elections on Sunday is appropriate to ensure that the polls are free of corruption and money politics, MCA president Ong Tee Keat said today.

He said that though it was only party elections, the MACC's intention was welcomed as it would check the spread of an undesirable culture contrary to social practices in the party.

"Party elections are not the place for us to make promises or dish out money," he said after a ground-breaking ceremony at the Sin Ya Chinese primary school, near here.

Claims of money politics

MACC director of investigations Mustafar Ali reportedly said yesterday that the commission would monitor blogsites and media reports related to claims of money politics in the run-up to the MCA elections.

Mustafar said the MACC would initiate investigations on complaints.

The MCA elections will see a three-cornered contest for the post of president, with Tee Keat challenged by former president Ong Ka Ting and former deputy president Dr Chua Soi Lek.

- Bernama

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