Wednesday, March 18, 2009

'Corruption' and Discrimination in UMNO - Has the report to MACC against Ali Rustam (and KJ) been made?

Fighting corruption within UMNO, a political party and a registered society, is all well and good but corruption is crime in Malaysia.

Hence, internal party punishment is really not enough - all those whom the party have evidence of involvement in corruption should be reported to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) - and the MACC should investigate, and if sufficient evidence is there, charges should be brought in court.

UMNO punishments are really odd - barred from running for elections, but not suspended as a member, and allowed to continue to hold all existing party positions - and the position of Chief Minister. ( Really odd, is it not....)

Guilty - barred from contesting for some, and others just let off with a stern warning. Wonder whether relationship with the PM had anything to do with that ' found guilty but let off with a warning'

The Umno disciplinary board has barred party vice-president and Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam from contesting the deputy presidency.

The announcement was made by Umno Disciplinary Board chairman Tengku Ahmd Rithaudeen Ismail at the party headquarters here.

Although Mohd Ali is not allowed to contest in next week's party election, he has not been suspended from the party.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has added that Mohd Ali Rustam will continue as Malacca Chief Minister. He said he hoped that Mohd Ali will accept the decision with an open heart, and also urged him to continue contributing to the struggle of the party.

Meanwhile, former Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo has been cleared of all charges while Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin was found guilty but let off with a warning. - New Straits Times, 17/3/2009,
Ali Rustam out of Umno deputy presidency contest
Guilty but he can keep all his present positions - and even remain as Chief Minisiter...
Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam will keep all his posts, including that of Malacca chief minister, despite being barred from contesting in the party elections at its general assembly from March 24 to 28.
Deputy Prime Minister and Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Najib Razak said Ali was only not allowed to contest the deputy president's post by the party's disciplinary board.

"He can continue to function as the Malacca chief minister. I hope he accepts the board's decision with an open heart. I believe he is a loyal party member who will adhere to the rules and continue to contribute to Umno's struggles," said Najib.

Ali was found guilty of violating party ethics by indulging in money politics.

Asked if the disciplinary board meted punishments to people differently, Najib said the board was independent and not even the party's supreme council could interfere with its decisions. - New Straits Times, 18/3/2009, Election ban won't affect Ali's position as chief minister
So, 'dirty' to the extend of not good enough to stand for UMNO elections - but OK to still remain as Chief Minister.

So, 'dirty' to the extend of not good enough to stand for UMNO elections to contest the position of Deputy President (future) - but OK to still remain as Vice President of UMNO..what nonsence.

And another 'discrimination' - his political secretary and the alleged agents of Ali Rustam was suspended - but not him. What? Why? Agents and staff joust carry out the orders...instructions of the boss, and usually the boss receives the harsher punishment - not the underlings....Differential treatment because you are a 'VIP' member, mmmm

He said that Mohd Ali's political secretary Saadun Basirun and two other agents were found guilty of being involved in vote buying.

No other details were however revealed. Saadun and the other two Mohd Ali's agents were suspended from the party for three years.

Mohd Ali's party membership however was not suspended. - Malaysiakini, 18/3/2009, Ali Rustam to appeal decision
Now, how will the UMNO membership react? Possibly just like all Malaysians - accept it and move on. Remember quite a lot of UMNO Divisions chose to nominate this Ali Rustam to contest the one(1) Deputy President's post in UMNO...we shall see..we shall see..

So, is Ali Rustam happy...and accepted the decision - NOPE ...he is appealing.

Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam is appealing the Umno Disciplinary Board's decision barring him from contesting for the post of deputy president in the party elections next week.

"The appeal letter will be submitted today," the Umno vice-president told reporters at his residence, Seri Bendahara, here today. - New Straits Times, 18/3/2009 - Ali Rustam to appeal
So, what will the future be?

Will we get another 'split' ...and a new political party? Semangat 46 - when Tengku Razaleigh 'left' UMNO, Parti Keadilan - when Anwar Ibrahim 'left', and now maybe Parti Angkatan Rakyat - when Ali Rustam with his supporters leaves...mmmm.

How many MPs are with Ali Rustam? Would it be enough MPs to ensure that Mohd Najib Razak never becomes PM? [Maybe, we may have a 'Unity Government' ...made up Opposition Parties...and Independents]

How many ADUNs are with Ali Rustam? Maybe more States will fall to the Opposition and the Independents...

Posibilities....yes. But we shall see...we shall see...

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