However, whatever the outcome of his “resignation”, Fauzi had made two
allegations which are very serious, going to the very root of a clean,
honest and incorruptible political culture:
The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad had publicly shed tears when speaking as UMNO President calling on UMNO leaders, branches and members to declare an all-out war against corruption and money politics, but when serious allegations of corruption and money politics are made against senior UMNO and Barisan Nasional leaders, he ceased to have tears.
If the tears shed by Mahathir against corruption were genuine, he should demand Khalil’s resignation as Minister and UMNO Secretary-General until Khalil has cleared his name of the serious allegations after investigations by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) and other relevant authorities.
The ACA must conduct full investigations into Fauzi’s allegations
of abuse of power by Khalil when Pahang Mentri Besar and money politics
in UMNO, especially as the Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi
and the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Dr. Rais Yatim
had publicly invited the ACA to cleanse up the corruption of money politics