Najib was MP when you were in diapers, KJ told

Modified 23 Oct 2015, 4:39 am

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has landed in the crosshairs of a pro-Umno portal for expressing concern over the calls to vote down Budget 2016 to express no-confidence in Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

An article posted on , which is a staunch defender of the prime minister, said it comes as no surprise when the opposition or Dr Mahathir Mohamad raise this issue.

"But what cannot be understood is when so-called government supporters like the youth and sports minister (Khairy) give the same impression.

"BN has more seats in Parliament than the opposition, so where is this concern about the budget not being passed coming from and for what purpose?" it asked. also pointed out that the motion to suspend DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang for six months from Parliament was also passed 107-77 yesterday.

"The reality is that the opposition can only make noise, but don't have the numbers (in terms of seats) to do anything," it stated.

If the opposition is unable to prevent Lim from being suspended, Mykmu questioned how would they be able to stop the budget, which is to be tabled by Najib at 4pm.

"The way Khairy talks if as if Najib just entered politics a month ago. Does Khairy realise that Najib was a MP even before he (Khairy) was two months old.

"So Najib knows how to deal with the threats against his administration, including Budget 2016," said the portal. cautioned the Umno Youth chief against worsenening the perception by giving the impression that Najib has lost control over his parliamentarians.

"Najib is not like Khairy. Even when there is a move among Umno Youth to topple Najib, he (Khairy) claims to be in the dark," it added.

Media reports yesterday quoted Khairy as telling the opposition that refusing to pass Budget 2016 is akin to shutting down the government, which is an irresponsible act.

"By doing so, it means that civil servants will not receive their salary and services for the rakyat has to be stopped as the government does not have the approval from parliament to spend their allocations," he said.

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