Thursday, March 12, 2009

Umno corrupt, says survey

Umno corrupt, says survey
Mar 13, 2009
The Straits Times
By Hazlin Hassan, Malaysia Correspondent

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno has received a slap in the face just ahead of its key annual meeting, with many voters polled in a survey seeing Malaysia's biggest political party as corrupt and out of touch with the ground.

Respondents to the survey also said that International Trade Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was the best choice for the deputy prime minister's position, a contrast from Umno pundits, who expect another leader to emerge as the new No. 2.

The 1,031 respondents also felt that the views of ordinary Malaysians should be considered while picking leaders in internal Umno polls, going against the conventional political wisdom that the leaders are picked only by party members.

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