2. I should instead be selling “the deal” my new party is offering to the people?
3. Perhaps it is true that the Malays in particular are not concerned about graft. A campaign against graft will not bring support from them.
4. Even if this is true it is still important for graft to be condemned by the country as a whole. We are not dealing with the common garden bribe for an officer to expedite approval of an application or to approve a bad proposal. We are talking about buying Governments which rule our country.
5. We can have elections and determine the majority which will set up the Government. That is the democratic way to choose a Government.
6. But now we are seeing elected Governments being brought down through bribing some of its members to cease to support it. Once the elected Government loses its majority, it will cease to be the Government.
7. The members who have been bought can then join the people who bribed them to form the new Government. This Government would be under the control of the corrupt people who bribed them. This means that the people rejected by the electorate will form the Government.
8. This is what happened to the present Central Government and what very nearly happened to the Sabah Government.
9. What is the good of elections if the Government of the electorates’ choice can be overthrown through bribes and the party the electorate rejected would become the Government.
10. The election would be meaningless. The country would be ruled by corrupt leaders.
11. If the people of this country do not mind having corrupt people as their Government then they should not support anti-corruption campaigners. Effectively they would be promoting corruption in the Government of the country.
12. My party may not get support because it insists on appealing to the good sense of the people to reject corruption.
13. But we will still fight corruption even if we are rejected.