Perikatan Nasional (PN) remains the coalition fielding candidates who are free of corruption and court cases for the 15th general election (GE15), information chief Mohamed Azmin Ali said yesterday.
The international trade and industry minister said while all of the contesting pacts were offering a stable, corruption-free government, their line-ups for the polls showed otherwise.
"They talk about being clean and about reforms, but just look at the candidates from Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN).
"Some are going back and forth from court, some are embroiled in corruption and abuse of power, but none of them are shy about submitting their nomination forms as candidates," he said on the campaign trail in Kuala Langat, Selangor, last night.
He was referring to a group of Umno leaders facing charges in court who were nonetheless fielded in GE15, including BN chairman Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Azmin, the Gombak incumbent, said some candidates from Pakatan Harapan (PH) were also involved in ongoing court cases.
"They have not held back in submitting their nomination papers either," he added.
DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng, who is defending his Bagan seat, is also fighting a court case related to the undersea tunnel project in Penang.
Azmin said that PN's candidates, on the other hand, had never been charged in court with abuse of power.
He said this should serve as a guideline for voters who were still uncertain.
PN is contesting 169 parliamentary seats throughout the country.
In Kelantan and Terengganu, the coalition led by Muhyiddin Yassin is contesting on PAS' ticket.