Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is also the Chairman of Pakatan Harapan in a press conference after chairing the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council at the Al-Bukhary Foundation in Kuala Lumpur. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / Malaysia Gazette / 5 OCTOBER 2018.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is also the Chairman of Pakatan Harapan in a press conference after chairing the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council at the Al-Bukhary Foundation in Kuala Lumpur. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / Malaysia Gazette / 5 OCTOBER 2018.

By Manzaidi Mohd Amin

KUALA LUMPUR – Pakatan Harapan (PH) is at its wits end in seeking financial support for the management of the political party.

Its Chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said, the party is still looking for the best formula for that purpose, so that they would not be linked to corruption.

He said, some component parties suggested that the PH follows the German formula, where the country gives allocation for political parties so that they do not need to depend on public donations.

“The problem is, our party did not get funds to manage the party. We have stated clearly that we will not accept corruption in the management of the party.

“The biggest corruption can happen in political parties, but, the truth is, a political party needs money to mobilise.

“Therefore, we are unable to decide how a political party can get financial aids without the assistance from anyone,” he said in a press conference after chairing the PH Presidential Council meeting at the Al-Bukhary Foundation today.

Dr Mahathir said, the PH has rejected an offer by a company to donate approximately RM100 million to the Tabung Harapan as the donor has other intentions.

“If that person has other intentions, therefore, we cannot accept the RM100 million donation. If we accept, the party would be worse and we would return to the old ways of doing things.

“Therefore, we need to study for a method so that the PH government and the political parties within PH would not have any elements of corruption,” he said.

Earlier, he expressed his condolence to the family of the six Fire and Rescue Department members who were perished in the Puchong mining pond search and rescue operation. – MalaysiaGazette

 

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