27 May, 2010

S Samy Vellu offered a Tun-ship and an ambassadorial position ?

PAS is demanding that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) probe a revelation that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak had offered MIC president S Samy Vellu a Tun-ship and an ambassadorial position as a compromise in the Hulu Selangor by-election.

Deputy president Mahfuz Omar, who made the call, cited the recent disclosure by S Samy Vellu’s son, Vell Paari.

Vell Paari had allegedly said that a special officer from the PM’s office had visited his father and made the offer in connection with the candidate issue during the Hulu Selangor by-election.

“Vell Paari’s expose is a serious issue. It shows there were... corrupt practices in the selection of the BN candidate from MIC in the Hulu Selangor by-election,” he said.

According to him, Vell Paari’s allegations showed that this “form of bribery” was not only confined to the selection of the BN candidate in Hulu Selangor but must have also figured in other decisions made by Najib, who also is the BN chairman.

“The offers were aimed at shutting the mouth of other leaders within BN and ensuring the coalition’s political interest is safeguarded.

‘It’s an abuse of power which could result in the loss of national assets...,” said Mahfuz, who is also Pokok Sena MP.

Meanwhile in a Utusan Malaysia online report, Dr Mahathir, the former prime minister said that Samy Vellu had "ruled" longer than himself, who was prime minister in Malaysia for 22 years.

"Samy Vellu should receive recognition for perhaps creating a new record for holding on to a post of a leader of a party since 1979" said Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

"we should not stay longer than we are welcome".

"I do not represent Umno in saying this, but 'go before being hated by people' were among the reasons why I let go of my position in this country seven years ago," he said

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