Friday, August 26, 2005

'Several leaders probed'

'Several leaders probed'

New Straits Times
'Several leaders probed'
Edition: Main/Lifestyle

KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Several Umno Supreme Council members were

investigated for money politics but solid evidence was only found in the
case of vice-president Tan Sri Isa Samad.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi made this disclosure in

an interview with Off the Edge, a new monthly magazine. This is the first

time that the Umno president has said that several senior members of the

ruling party were investigated for vote-buying.

Since the party election in 2004, there has been swirling speculation

on the extent of money politics in the contest for positions to the

Supreme Council. But the ...