Muhyiddin graft charges bring political funding issues to light

Kenneth Cheng Chee Kin

The prosecution of Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin for receiving donations from a business tycoon reveals the flaws in our political funding system and its regulation. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 19, 2023.

REGARDLESS of your opinions on the recent prosecution of Muhyiddin Yassin, the former prime minister did have a point in saying there is nothing wrong with a political party accepting any amount of donation.

The question is, therefore, whether Muhyiddin, acting as the prime minister and Bersatu president, abused his power in accepting a cheque of RM200 million from Bukhary Equity Sdn Bhd, owned by business tycoon Syed Mokhtar Albukhary and his wife Sharifah Zarah Syed Kechik.

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