Reject corrupt leaders in GE15 – Mukhriz

24 Sep 2022 12:26pm
Mukhriz (two, right) at the Jom Mengemping bersama Ahli Parlimen Jerlun programme at Megat Dewa on Friday.
Mukhriz (two, right) at the Jom Mengemping bersama Ahli Parlimen Jerlun programme at Megat Dewa on Friday.

KODIANG - The Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah’s decree should serve as a reminder to the people in rejecting leaders who are corrupt in the 15th General Election (GE15).

Pejuang president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir said the people should be aware of the threat of corruption and only choose candidates who were proven to be clean and not involved in abuse of power, embezzlement or kickbacks.

He said Sultan Nazrin’s decree also reminded all parties that if corrupt practices continued in the day-to-day lives, it would cause one to not return to the right path and invite destruction to religion, race and country.

“We should hold on to what the Perak ruler said in facing the challenges in life. It is very dangerous and do not be surprised if we were colonised again either by foreign or internal powers due to corruption.

"If we want to be safe from the threat of corruption, we must strengthen our identity by vigorously rejecting corruption," he said at a press conference after the “Jom Mengemping bersama Ahli Parlimen Jerlun programme at Megat Dewa here on Friday.

On Thursday, Sultan Nazrin said a leader who gained power through bribery was not guaranteed to be accompanied by loyalty and the true nature of the person will be revealed when the person obtained a position and power.

His Royal Highness had said a person's true character will be revealed when the person has wealth and possessions, whereby the culture of modesty and humility would disappear and taken over by arrogance and haughty behaviour.

“There have been people who are willing to conspire, colllude and commit evil and engage in lies and deception, because they forget that the source of sustenance, power, rank and position comes from Allah,” Sultan Nazrin said.

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He said this in his speech during the launching of a book written by academician Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Mohd Kamal Hassan entitled “Corruption and Hypocrisy in Malay Politics: The Urgency of Moral-Ethical Transformation”, at the Karangkraf Complex in Shah Alam.

Meanwhile, Mukhriz stressed that people needed to be wise in distinguishing unfounded accusations and cases that were proven to be related to corruption.

“Do not easily believe slanders and make the wrong decisions because of the slanders which usually happen in our country.

"Beware of leaders who were proven to be linked with corruption cases, which show that when they have power, they abuse that power for their personal gains,” he added.

Commenting on Mohd Kamal's book, Mukhriz, who is also the Jerlun MP said the book shocked the country after it portrayed that the Malays could become hypocrites when they practice corruption.

"Hypocrisy and corruption touched on the culture of the Malays themselves. I, myself have read the book and found that what has been described (in the book) is accurate,” he said.