Friday, January 23, 2009
BN's Deep Rooted Corruption and Arrogance
UMNO cannot distinguish the difference between an official government function and a political campaign event. Or UMNO's deep-rooted culture of corruption at the highest level works all the time.
During the campaign for the Kuala Terengganu by-election, there were just so many official government functions that were blatantly used by UMNO as political campaign platforms. There were the opening ceremony of the MARDI office, the opening ceremony of the SMIDEC office, the launching of the Projek Pemindahan Penduduk, the oil royalty cheque handing ceremony and many more. There were Barisan Nasional and UMNO flags at all the events. The speeches by the officials, the Ministers and Deputy Ministers were all election campaign speeches.
Government cars were used to ferry UMNO officials during nomination day and through out the campaign. Function or event expenses such as rental of equipments, meals , hotels, etc were charged to the various government departments and state-owned companies.
All schools in Kuala Terengganu organized ceremahs or jamuan mesra and compelled parents to come. Some parents were disgusted and felt belittled that they had to take their time away to come to their children's schools only to listen to hours of stupid, intelligence-insulting campaign speeches.
This government car in the picture was ferrying UMNO official during election day.