Monday, March 08, 2010

'Post-less' Khairy should step down

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has come under fire for asking Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to step down as opposition leader.

PKR supreme council member Badrul Hisham Shaharin or 'Chegu Bard' as he is popularly known has instead called on Khairy to quit as Umno Youth chief.

He was responding to Khairy's call on Anwar to relinquish his post since PKR no longer commands the highest number of MPs with regards to the opposition following the resignation of three of its representatives.

According to the latest figures, DAP with 28 MPs has a greater representation in Parliament as opposed to PKR's 26.

However, DAP leaders have agreed that Anwar should continue as opposition leader and helm the Pakatan Rakyat coalition comprising PKR, DAP and PAS.

Training his guns on Khairy, Badrul said the Umno Youth chief should focus on his personal crisis instead of poking his nose elsewhere.

"If that is his mathematical reference to demand Anwar's resignation then he too should resign since he has yet to get a ministerial post despite being Umno Youth chief.

“But the candidate (Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir) who lost to him (in the Umno Youth polls) is already a deputy minister,” said the PKR leader, who contested against Khairy for the Rembau parliament seat in the last general election.

Khairy, the politically ambitious son-in-law of former premier Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, was dealt a major blow when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak left him out of the cabinet line-up.

His rival, Mukhriz is the son of Abdullah's predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who has never hid his disdain for both father-in-law and son-in-law.

It was also rumoured that Mahathir was cross that Khairy defeated his son in the Umno Youth polls, and had played a major role in convincing his protege Najib to drop the 34-year-old Oxford graduate from the cabinet line-up.

Police report against pro-Umno blog

In another development, Badrul filed a police report against a pro-Umno blog for among others labelling Chinese Malaysians as unpatriotic.

Apart from racist remarks, he said the blog also contained pornographic elements and superimposed photos.

Badrul filed the report with the Sungai Nibong police station in Penang.

Speaking to reporters later, he said the content of the blog – '' humiliated the Chinese just because MCA and Gerakan did not participate in Umno Youth's protest outside the Austalian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.

The protest led by Khairy was against the interference of Austalian MPs into Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial.

“Firstly, not all Chinese Malaysians belong to MCA or Gerakan. Secondly, just because MCA and Gerakan did not join the protest, it makes no sense to label the Chinese here as unpatriotic. This is too much,” said Badrul.

In his police report, Badrul also complained about the “superimposed pornographic pictures” on the blog with regards to Anwar.

The PKR leader was accompanied by Penang DAP Youth chief Ng Wei Aik, Penang PKR Youth secretary Syed Mikael Rizal Aidid, Penang PAS Youth exco Mohd Faruk Abdul Rahman and 20 Penang Pakatan Rakyat Youth representatives.

courtesy of FreeMalaysiaToday

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