Update: From Rocky's Bru - "Is there a letter for Ali Rustam?"
The Utusan Malaysia, in its front page story "Pemimpin Umno disiasat" today, tried to provide hints that a big fish would be suspended for money politics but with legal and political issues to consider, the newspaper has chosen to play the guessing game - but leaving the readers confused. The newspaper reported that there is plenty of talk that a high-level candidate may have to be disqualified for money politics. Umno disciplinary committee chief Tan Sri Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen, when contacted, refused to comment.
MStar went a step further, saying that 26 contenders including high-profile candidates would appear before the board this week to answer charges of money politics. Again, no names yet. Supporters of certain leaders implicated have insisted that the speculation was part of a psy-war before the party polls next week.
But over the last 48 hours, the name of a top contender - the so-called big fish - has been widely speculated by Umno members and the media. As the campaign enters the final lap, it can only get hotter. Watch this space for more details.