KUALA LUMPUR, 25 March 2009: Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said allegations of money politics against her will not affect her chances to defend her seat in the party policy-making body.
Azalina, who is also Tourism Minister, said a person was innocent until proven guilty and members would definitely make their decision to choose their leaders for transformation in the party.
“Today we are looking for a change and tomorrow (we see) whether the members want to change. I think the important question right now is whether they are responding to (deputy president) Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak or the Prime Minister’s speech tomorrow,” she said when asked to comment on her chances in the party election tomorrow.
On 11 March, three Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers spent two hours at the Tourism Ministry and took away two documents as part of investigations into alleged money politics.
They had also interviewed two senior officials from Azalina’s office at Menara Dato Onn in Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama