KUALA LUMPUR, 20 March 2009: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is highly unlikely to pursue further criminal investigations and charges against the 15 Umno members penalised by the party’s disciplinary board for allegedly being involved in money politics, sources said.
This is despite suggestions by some quarters, including Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, and police reports being lodged against the Umno members based on the disciplinary board’s actions.
Commenting on the matter yesterday, Tengku Razaleigh, who is Gua Musang Umno division chief, suggested that the MACC should now use the evidence obtained by the disciplinary board to charge Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, Khairy Jamaluddin and 13 others for being involved in “money politics”.
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This article first appeared on 20 March 2009 in www.theedgemalaysia.com under the same title. Used with permission.