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Legislation on political funding needed - Johari

Legislation on political funding needed - Johari
Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani said a new law is needed to look into political funding.
SERDANG: A new law is needed to look into issues on political funding, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani.

He said if such a law existed, it can be used on all parties, not just the ruling government.

“We are waiting for such a law on political funding which can be used on all no matter ruling party or the Opposition,” he said when asked to comment on whether political funding from overseas must be stopped.

“It would be easy for us to refer to the law if one is set up specifically on political funding,” he said after launching the Finance Ministry’s Family Day event at Serdang today.
However, Johari said he is not involved in the setting up of the new law and added that it is still being discussed.

He did not say when the decision on the new Act will be set up and brought up at the Parliament.