BERSATU candidates reminded to avoid money politics, abuse of power

PETALING JAYA (BERNAMA) – Candidates for the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (BERSATU) elections have been reminded not to resort to money politics and abuse of power to win votes.

BERSATU Elections Committee Chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said if there were reasonable complaints, the committee had the right to reject the candidacy of the individuals involved and prevent them from contesting.

“I think they should be able to campaign in line with democratic practices but avoid flaunting wealth and practising money politics, and if they have power, do not abuse that power, the most important thing is don’t buy votes,” he said at a media conference yesterday.

Syed Hamid said the candidates should also avoid sponsoring any party for Umrah or for holidays and so on. “Not even for trips to nearby destinations like Bangkok, Manila to play golf,” he added.

Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar at a press conference. PHOTO: BERNAMA