The reality on the ground simply put is that Umno and Barisan Nasional have been perceived to be blatantly corrupt, and practice cronyism and nepotism with impunity. The perception also is that they are divorced from reality even though Malaysia has moved on ever so fast (thanks to Umno’s own contribution by our founders) and yet the party itself is out of touch.
It does not help when a member of Umno’s Disciplinary Committee, while admitting that money politics was rampant within Umno, maintained that, that was not corruption! Wow! What a new interpretation for corruption that is!
Umno blatantly corrupt, Disciplinary Committee member say money politics is not corruption