for the Newly Elected State Assemblyman
for Bagan Pinang, Negeri Sembilan
By electing Isa Samad despite being found guilty of corruption by UMNO itself, MALAY voters in Bagan Pinang are saying " Corruption is OK" . Rasuah adalah HALAL !
Read here latest results of the by-election
Official Election Commission results so far:
From 15 of 19 Boxes
Mohd Isa Abd Samad (BN): 6,761
Zulkefly Mohamad Omar (PAS): 2, 014
Ku Li Says Better if UMNO Lost the Bagan Pinang By-Election
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A victory for Isa Samad in the Bagan Pinang by-election would translate into an endorsement for corruption says former Umno vice-president Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.
"Much as the likely win by Isa would be welcomed by the leadership after the string of losses Umno has suffered, I am afraid what the nation needs is for Umno to lose again. This is because again we have fielded a candidate proven to be corrupt.From the onset, Tengku Razaleigh had voiced his dissatisfaction against Umno's decision to field Isa, the former menteri besar of Negeri Sembilan.
A win by Isa would translate into an endorsement of corruption-as-usual within the party and the government that it leads.
For the good of the party, the dignity of the Malay community it claims to represent and for the sake of the nationwide reform in governance and politics that we must undergo, it would be better if Umno lost today, and used the loss to begin internal reform.
Corruption is the scourge of the country. Umno is a step away from being identified with that scourge."
Isa was suspended from Umno in 2004 after being found guilty of money politics during the party polls.
Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad was also unhappy with the choice.