‘Po­lit­i­cal fund­ing re­forms good’

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY TIMOTHY ACHARIAM

PUTRAJAYA: The re­cently pro­posed rec­om­men­da­tions on reg­u­lat­ing po­lit­i­cal fund­ing can be ben­e­fi­cial for all po­lit­i­cal par­ties, said Min­is­ter in the Prime Min­is­ter’s Depart­ment Datuk Paul Low.

Low, who heads the Na­tional Con­sul­ta­tive Com­mit­tee on Po­lit­i­cal Fi­nanc­ing which re­cently re­leased rec­om­men­da­tions on the reg­u­la­tion of po­lit­i­cal fund­ing, also pointed out that the com­mit­tee is non-par­ti­san and has no po­lit­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

How­ever, Pan­dan MP Rafizi Ramli and Seremban MP An­thony Loke have said it is an at­tempt to le­galise money pol­i­tics in elec­tions.

Low dis­missed their claims, say­ing the rec­om­men­da­tions are fair.

Mean­while, DAP said the pro­posed re­forms for po­lit­i­cal fund­ing does not con­trib­ute to greater trans­parency on the in­come and ex­pen­di­ture of po­lit­i­cal par­ties.

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