Embattled Azalina upbeat despite MACC probe
Umno supreme council member Azalina Othman Said today said that she was confident of retaining the seat despite being tainted by alleged practices of money politics.She sounded confident and said that the allegations will not affect her chances of defending her seat in the party policy-making body.
The polls for supreme council seats, as well as for all other posts in the main body of the party, will be held tomorrow.
Today polling had taken place for the three main wings of the party - Wanita, Youth and Puteri.
Azalina, also the tourism minister, is being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) into alleged money politics.
One of her senior aides had also been detained for questioning before he was released. The aide was supposedly caught with RM70,000 on him.
It has been alleged that Azalina or her aides have used her ministry to canvass for support for the party polls.
Three MACC officers had also visited Azalina's ministry on March 11 and took away two documents for investigation. And on March 20, MACC officers recorded a statement from her and later went to her house in Shah Alam.