Mahathirís vow to crackdown on corrupt UMNO leaders  as unconvincing as his tears


Media Statement
by Lim Kit Siang
 

(Petaling Jaya, Sunday): At the 55th UMNO anniversary celebrations,  the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad urged the party to support the punishment of corrupt members, saying that he had had enopugh.

He said: I have urged, pleaded, cried.  This time there is no more urging, no more pleading, no more crying.  I ask for your support and the support of all UMNO members for the action which we will take against those engaged in corruption.Ē

However, Mahathirís vow to crackdown on corrupt UMNO leaders is as unconvincing as his tears, for the following reasons:
 

Is the next UMNO Supreme Council meeting prepared to show full seriousness in the war against corrupt UMNO leaders by announcing the stepping down of Khalil as UMNO Secretary-General and Information Minister and Zainol as Kedah State Exco, as well as the reporting of the six suspended UMNO members to ACA?

(13/5/2001)


*Lim Kit Siang - DAP National Chairman