Few UMNO Youth exco members and grassroot UMNO Youth Divisions have expressed protest to the court ruling on Kalimah Allah. Khairy takes a liberal stance in line with Awnar Ibrahim and Kalimullah Hassan. His comment is made in Singapore's Straits Times below:
Umno straying from middle ground: KhairyInterestingly, days after Khairy claimed UMNO is losing the middle ground, DAP's Lim Guan Eng spoke on Sunday for Middle Malaysia politics. The report in The Malaysian Insiders below:
Party's future in doubt if it doesn't appeal to all
By Carolyn Hong, Straits Times
January 16th, 2010
KUALA LUMPUR: Umno no longer commands the middle ground and if it continues on this trajectory, the party's fortunes can no longer be certain, Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin said.
Reflecting on the party's role in the raging
'Allah' controversy, he said the party is on a road that is taking it away from being a party for all.
'Nobody wants to be a loser, but we're definitely not straddling the middle ground any more. It might become what PAS used to be - a party that appeals to just a certain base. It's scary,' he told The Straits Times in an interview.
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In search of ‘Middle Malaysia’Is it another of Khairy's sabotage by self inflicting an ideological wound into UMNO?
By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal, The Malaysian Insider
Wednesday January 20 2010
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — Is “Middle Malaysia” a new breed of voters who want more accountability from the government? Or is it merely political sloganeering?
Last Sunday, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng told members of his party that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) would have to take the middle ground and focus their efforts on these voters, as they can send the federal opposition to Putrajaya.
Lim (left), who is also Chief Minister of Penang, also said it was incumbent upon Pakatan Rakyat to create a more moderate, more tolerant Malaysia that is “Middle Malaysia.”
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