Thursday, October 23, 2008

Money Politics....

Rais Yatim has claimed that he was asked to offer money for votes....

I really wonder why he has not reported it to ACA? I also wonder if they are going to say that its a "party" thinggy....

Then this morning as I read The Sun, on the interview with Khairy Jamaluddin, it became evident that for anyone wishing to progress in Umno, once has to play by the rules of the party... money. Money is the name of the game. It has been long entrenched and it has to a certain extent being the main cause of Umno's rotting core but the change that has been mooted was at best lip service as no evidence of reforms were present within Umno to change for the better.

Personally, I would think that for Umno to reform and for all parties for that matter... to eradicate money politics is actually quite easy. Make it exhorbitantly expensive to do it. How many of us notice that the power to choose the leader in Umno and ultimately the Prime Minister of Malaysia actually lies in the hands of a few people? Do we realize that it only takes a couple of thousand delegates to choose the PM of Malaysia? These couple of thousand people would earn loads of cash for their votes... don't you think? Okay, one may argue that these couple of thousand people were being entrusted with the responsibility to carry out the branch's decision on who to vote... but, would it not be more all encompassing if they allow each and every Umno member to vote for their candidate? Then there would be 3million or even 5 million members voting... so, how much would it take then to buy the votes? Paying 2 thousand people or 2.5million people? Simple maths really... right? But, No... Malaysia is at the mercy of these couple of thousand greedy delegates that will lap up the money tossed at them... and vote in the person not with the highest integrity, but the person that can dish out the most handsome returns.... fate of 23 million Malaysians lies in the hands of 2000+ Umno delegates.... imagine...

What does Malaysian Joe thinks? Why not endorse United States way of choosing the candidates... and then let Malaysians think who is best to lead Umno... that would open a whole new idea to being a Leader for ALL Malaysians...

2 comments:

cleffairy said...

Whahah, Kevin, you're back? Yay1 I can yak yak here liao. Aiya, this world, no money no talk la. Kj is one bastard I'll like to see him either castrated or in ISA.

Malaysian Joe said...

yeah.. yak here! Its good to be back but am travelling up north tonight..