POLITICALLY FRANK: Umno linked to corrupted leaders? What about Mahathir, DAP? ask Umno man

04 Aug 2022 11:00am
Umno supreme council member Razlan Rafii
Umno supreme council member Razlan Rafii
SHAH ALAM - It is a serious accusation to say Umno is led by corrupt leaders, said Umno supreme council member Razlan Rafii.

Taking the former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as an example, he claimed during Mahathir's administration cases linked to former finance minister Lim Guan Eng and former PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli were dropped.

“Not only that, he used his power to put pressure on Umno members.

“I believe that every person in this country must have a fair judgement.

“Do you remember Anwar's court case? It was linked to sodomy but at last, it is not because sodomy but because of misuse of power that's why Anwar went to jail,” he told Sinar Daily.

He said Umno is often linked to corrupt leaders and it was a kind of character assasination.

“Tun Mahathir put the blame on BN but it is all about character assasination.

“Now, we have Lim Guan Eng with his court case, not only him, we also have Muda's Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman

.Syed Saddiq is standing trial on four counts of CBT and money laundering. He is alleged to have misappropriated a total of RM1.12 million belonging to Bersatu.
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From the amount, RM120,000 was said to be party funds for the 2018 general election, while RM1 million was allegedly withdrawn by him without the top leadership’s consent.

Syed Saddiq has also pleaded not guilty to the two charges of money laundering amounting to RM50,000 each.

“If this person is found guilty in the court, we cannot do anything because we have the experience of our leaders going to jail, like ex-Selangor MB (Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo),” he added.

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was sentenced to 12 years in jail and a fine of RM210 mil for seven charges involving criminal breach of trust (CBT), money laundering and abuse of position, involving SRC funds, totalling RM42mil.

Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is facing 47 charges, namely 12 counts of criminal breach of trust in relation to RM31 million of charitable foundation Yayasan Akalbudi’s funds, 27 counts of money-laundering, and eight counts of bribery charges.