In Dr Rais' opinion, Umno must first admit it has a problem with money politics in order to resolve the pressing issue.
Dr Rais even suggested that Umno shoul look towards it's coalition partners MCA and Gerakan for ideas on how to stem money politics during party elections.
According to Rais, both MCA and Gerakan did not have such restrictions as requiring a certain number of nominations to contest for various posts.
“These parties don’t have as many restrictions as we do, but they are comparatively free of money politics,” Rais told reporters.
Rais also lamented that Umno is now “in the clutches of corporate personnel and businessmen,” judging from its culture of money politics.
On whether he would lodge a police report on his allegations of money politics, Rais said he could not as he did not have enough evidence of such wrongdoing.
Source: The Star