Thursday, September 30, 2010
Masih dok menentang Najib melawan Perkasa, KJ dipanggil sakit mental
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 — Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali has laughed off a declaration made by Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin that he would leave Umno if the majority of its members supported the Malay rights group.
Ibrahim claimed that Khairy could not get over the fact that he was not given a deputy minister’s post in the Najib administration, and that the Umno Youth chief was using Perkasa as an “excuse” to vent his frustration.
“I find KJ’s (Khairy Jamaluddin) statement wanting to leave Umno if a majority of its members supported Perkasa very funny. What is KJ’s disease? (He is) mentally ill.
“Perhaps his frustration in not being selected as a deputy minister has reached its climax and he is now using Perkasa as an excuse,” Ibrahim (picture) told The Malaysian Insider via SMS.
The Pasir Mas MP claimed that a majority of Umno members would be “happy” if Khairy left the party, blaming Barisan Nasional’s (BN) dismal performance in the last general election to Khairy’s father-in-law, former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
“I think many Umno members will be happy if Khairy resigns or leaves Umno, because when his father-in-law was prime minister, the fourth-floor operation in the PM’s Department was one of the reasons why BN and Umno fared terribly in the last general election... poor guy, he used to be such a hot-head. Now when his father-in-law is no longer PM, he has lost his fangs and is now blabbering nonsense,” said the outspoken politician.
Perkasa claimed earlier today that more Umno Youth members were joining the rights group because they were disillusioned with Khairy’s leadership of the BN lynchpin’s pressure group which they said no longer championed Malay interests.
Perkasa Wira chief Arman Azha Abu Haniffah said many Umno Youth members were unhappy that Malay interests were no longer prioritised.
“The sentiment on the ground is that Umno Youth is missing the presence of a Youth chief who prioritises Umno, Malay interests above everything else.
“Lately, Khairy’s statements do not reflect his position as Umno Youth chief. He should understand, his priority is to safeguard the interests of Umno first, but what is happening is that Khairy seems more concerned with his position as Barisan Nasional Youth chief. That is why Umno Youth members are joining Perkasa,” Arman told The Malaysian Insider.
At a Ramadan forum debate yesterday, PAS MP Khalid Samad claimed that Umno was “drowning” due to Perkasa’s influence.
“If there is a situation where Umno chooses Perkasa over me, I will leave (the party),” said Khairy at the same forum.
Khairy and Ibrahim have been at loggerheads, with the latter demanding that Khairy resign as Rembau MP for compromising Malay interests in defending MCA Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong over the issue of scholarship allocations.
Perkasa was formed soon after Election 2008 by independent the Pasir Mas MP who claimed that it was a response to increasing threats to the Malays.
The group has successfully turned into a pressure group in ensuring the government continues to protect what Perkasa calls the constitutional position of the Malays, in particular the pro-Bumiputera policy in awarding of government projects and scholarships.
Anak haram ini masih dok nak tentang arahan Najib dan melawan Perkasa dengan Nazri angkuh. Baca Malaysian Insiders sini. Artikel atas pun dari MI.