By Adib Zalkapli
According to Mahathir, after the next GE defeat there will be no Umno Prime Minister, minister and other positions. No more contracts, APs and licenses. Everyone in Umno will suffer, and be insulted by others. And that is the end of Umno.
Mahathir must be extremely concern about the massive corruption of the leaders and the rank and files within Umno as can be observed in his latest blog posting.
“I know a lot of money is being used. It used to be only the division Youth heads that received the money. But this had resulted in other office bearers of the movement not cooperating. But now everyone can get it and the return is very substantial for the bribers,” said Dr Mahathir.
“The winners can become lawmakers, Exco members, ministers, deputy ministers, parliamentary secretary, chairman of GLCs and receive contracts worth millions of ringgit,” he added.
Mahathir predicted that corruption in Umno will get worse by March 2009 when the General Assembly begins.
“Looking at the positions being contested, every delegate can receive up to RM20,000,” said Dr Mahathir.
He said that the Barisan Nasional's victory in the 2004 General Election was because the people believed that the new leadership was cleaner than the previous administration, but Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi had failed to walk the talk.
“Between 2004 and 2008, they could see that Abdullah's administration was full of corruption. They noticed the role played by his family members and cronies and also Cabinet members. What they saw convinced them that the administration is not clean. The result can be seen in the 12th General Election,” said Dr Mahathir.
Source: The Malaysian Insider