EN PASSANT

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

OVER the past few years, there have been de­bates around the is­sue of funding of po­lit­i­cal par­ties.

What is good about it is the fact that the rul­ing party, which is the big­gest spender, is the one that pro­posed an ad hoc com­mit­tee to deal with this mat­ter.

His­tory has taught us that for­eign donors are not al­ways good for the sovereignty of any coun­try. As cit­i­zens, we need to know who is funding var­i­ous po­lit­i­cal par­ties and for what pur­pose. We ought to know if these funds are do­mes­tic or for­eign.

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