By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof and Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar should have disclosed the fact they were Umno members when they were first appointed to the Election Commission (EC), Bersih said today.
Bersih co-chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said the admissions by chairman Abdul Aziz and his deputy that they were once and possibly still are Umno members, were “shocking”.
She said what was “telling” were Wan Ahmad’s remarks made during a Sinar Harian interview published today, in which he had said he considered himself a “government servant.”
“He really thinks he is still a government servant. That’s our problem with the EC; it is supposed to be independent.
“If you have ever been a member of a political party, you should disclose it when you are appointed (to the post),” she said.
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