MILF urges relatives running for election to quit
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said it won't "meddle in the national and local elections" and urged relatives of its leaders who are running to quit. MILF Secretariat chair Muhammad Ameen said, "Just the same we do not support them and urged them this early to quit or reconsider their running."

Ameen explained that the MILF wants to strictly implement a policy of no participation in Philippine elections. He said, "Philippine election is so divisive and expensive that after every election so much bloodshed and corrupt practices ensue."

The Moro rebel leader compained that politicians are spending without restraint for their campaigns. He said these candidates have to recover their money "with interest" after they win.

However, he clarified that the MILF leadership would not forbid its members to vote. He then appealed to all members and supporters of the MILF to select candidates supportive of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro.
Posted by: ryuge 2013-01-04