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Better to lose battle than lose war on corruption

MUCH as the likely win by Tan Sri Isa Samad in Bagan Pinang today would be welcomed by the leadership after the string of losses Umno has suffered, I am afraid what the nation needs is for Umno to lose again. This is because again we have fielded a candidate proven to be corrupt.

A win by Isa would translate into an endorsement of corruption-as-usual within the party and the government that it leads.

For the good of the party, the dignity of the Malay community it claims to represent and for the sake of the nationwide reform in governance and politics that we must undergo, it would be better if Umno lost today, and used the loss to begin internal reform.

Corruption is the scourge of the country. Umno is a step away from being identified with that scourge.

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah
Member of Parliament
Gua Musang

11 Oct 2009

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5 Responses to “Better to lose battle than lose war on corruption”

  1. pakkarim says:

    You are right, Ku Li…

    Umno = Perasuah = Perosak = Penjenayah = X Amanah


    Umno = Tradisis membela pemimpin korup!

    Malaysia for all!

  2. kwchap says:

    The truth from a Wise Man … Bravo Tengku 🙂

  3. kenwang says:

    I cannot agree more.

  4. Gopal Raj Kumar says:

    What does Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah define as corruption and corrupt? Where is his proof of a nexus between Umno and corruption? Is it comparable to say the culture of corruption [is] for instance endemic, embedded and an integral part of the MCA and MIC?

  5. Gopal Raj Kumar says:

    If corruption alone is the scourge of Malaysia then it is by comparison to the rest of the world a better place.

    Name me one country where corruption is not linked to politics. I mean corruption in the sense by which Malaysian commentators and Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah define it.

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