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Has taxpayers’ money been used to foot PM’s political ads?

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Aliran is deeply concerned that the Prime Minister’s Department had reportedly spent some RM36.1m in February for political advertisements in the run-up to the 13th general election.

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It is outrageous if taxpayers’ money has been used to conduct electoral campaigning for the benefit of the incumbent BN coalition. Let us be clear: party electioneering must be funded by the respective parties concerned, and not by using taxpayers’ money.

We call upon the Najib administration to cease abusing public funds for promoting the BN in the election campaign. In this regard, the MACC as well as the Election Commission should immediately initiate a thorough investigation into this serious breach of parliamentary democracy.

The reported RM36.1 million could be put to good use in upgrading existing general hospitals and building more low-cost houses for the needy, for example. This would have served the public in a constructive manner.

Malaysians have seen too much of their taxes being spent for the wrong reasons in the recent past.

Aliran executive committee
25 March 2013

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