PETALING JAYA: PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang in a statement on Sunday said, Malay leaders in Umno are not guilty of corruption.
He claimed Umno leaders have been influenced and manipulated by non-Malays who control economy and politics in the country.
Hadi, the Marang MP, said non-Muslims and non-Bumiputera are the “roots of corruption”.
“If we want to deal with corruption we must first tackle it from the grass roots. If not it will eventually become a disease. These groups who chase illicit gains are the ones who eventually control the economy.
“They then damage our politics as they are the roots for corruption and the majority of them are non-Muslims and non-Bumiputras,” he said in a posting on his Facebook page today.
Abdul Hadi added, all those involved in any form of corruption must be eradicated.
“Those who practice money politics will never pick a good leader, one with integrity. It doesn’t matter whether you have knowledge or not, even a diploma holder can be corrupted.
“These are all characteristics of an incapable person who is filled with man made ideologies and is ill equipped to eradicate corruption,” he added