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Najib To Again Propose Political Parties Reveal Sources Of Funds

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SEREMBAN – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today he would again propose regulations requiring political parties to divulge the sources of their political funds.

The Prime Minister said a similar proposal made earlier, with the aim of ensuring greater transparency, was rejected by the DAP.

“The party president can source funds for the party. I can explain (the sources of UMNO funds), on condition that the opposition parties also explain the sources of their funds.

“The DAP has to explain. PKR has to explain where it gets its funds. I can also explain if they will. We will do so together, then it’s fair,” he said when opening the Seremban UMNO Division delegates meeting in Paroi here.

Najib, who is the UMNO president, said he often came under “attack” from the opposition parties over the source of UMNO funds, but they were reluctant to reveal the sources of their funds. – BERNAMA




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