Malaysiakini reported the first-ever monitoring by Transparency International MALAYSIA:
The ruling Barisan Nasional coalition has spent RM1 million in print media advertising in the first three days of the election campaign, said corruption watchdog Transparency International-Malaysia.
“In the first three days of the period under monitor - Feb 25 to 27 - BN was projected to have spent a cumulative total of RM1.049 million,” said TI president Ramon V Navaratnam.
“TI also urges the Election Commission to closely scrutinise the candidates' expenses report and be prepared to lodge police reports for any under-reporting found.”
The amount does not include TV advertisements in which TI conceded were where the “lion's share of election advertising monies are believed to go”
“TI urges all (political) parties to declare all their advertisement expenses and to require their candidates to report their respective share of such expenses,” said Ramon.
“TI also urges the Election Commission to closely scrutinise the candidates' expenses report and be prepared to lodge police reports for any under-reporting found”
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The game begins and after all these years the BN still think that they can hoodwink us. It is OK to go an a spinning spree if you have the money and the donors/sponsors, but accountability should play a role. Why feature the new alacrity of renewing a passport. This is election time and caring Malaysians usually dont travel during this time.
Why not a picture of the still missing Ninnie with an assuring caption: WHILST WE ARE SPINNING AND CONNING ( read: CAMPAIGNING) FOR YOUR VOTES OUR POLICE FORCE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR NINNIE AND NURINE'S MURDERERS.
Free Education it seems! No school fees! Parents are up in arms because schools made a kill with extra fees. Some parents pay as much as RM300 per child. If you lip-read those kids (no they were not hired to pose unlike the two above) you might conclude that they are shouting: BLUFFFFFFF!
IN THE SPIRIT OF BARISAN RAKYAT,