Conferring roles with ministerial status a form of corruption, says Dr Mahathir

Chan Kok Leong Ragananthini Vethasalam Mohd Farhan Darwis

Langkawi MP Dr Mahathir Mohamad says politicians given ministerial status for non-cabinet roles will be tempted by the trappings of the position, not performing the role as required. – Facebook pic, September 20, 2021.

PROVIDING ministerial benefits to politicians to represent the government is a form of corruption, former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in the Dewan Rakyat today.

“This is a form of corruption because he (the recipient) will be focused on the benefits that he may get from the post, which is equivalent to that of ministers, instead of concentrating on the role,” the Langkawi MP said while debating the Royal Address.

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