PETALING JAYA: Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Yunos has been called to face the party’s disciplinary board over allegations he had bribed 12 delegates to vote for him in the March 18 party elections.
According to Utusan Malaysia, a letter was issued by Umno disciplinary board chairman Hafarizam Harun on Friday, which stated that Jamal had violated the party’s constitution and membership rules.
In the letter, Hafarizam said Jamal had, at about 6.15pm on March 17, given a bribe of RM1,000 each to 12 delegates from the Parit Sungai Haji Dorani, Parit 3 Jalan Lama, Sungai Limau, Simpang Tiga Loji and Pekan Pasir Panjang branches.
He said the bribes were given, through an agent of Jamal’s, so that the delegates would vote for him as the Sungai Besar Umno chief for the 2023-2026 term.
Hafarizam said that besides cash, the delegates were given goodie bags consisting of merchandise as well as a redeemable card which would entitle them to RM2,000 should Jamal win in the elections.
Jamal defended his post as Sungai Besar Umno chief against former Selangor menteri besar Khir Toyo in the party’s elections for the top posts, including the Supreme Council and divisional committees.
FMT has reached out to Jamal for comment.