YOURSAY | ‘The Umno Youth chief’s strategy is to be patient and play safe.’
Pemerhati: Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin’s strategy is to be patient and play safe, knowing he will not gain anything if he were to make PM Najib Abdul Razak angry by asking him to tell the truth about the alleged theft of billions of ringgit from 1MDB.
Unlike deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin, who is older than Najib, Khairy is still comparatively very young and hence in no hurry to oust Najib and risk getting sacked as a minister.
He is hoping that the much older Najib will leave the premiership eventually and he will then have a chance to take his turn.
Kingfisher: In the main, a well-reasoned, responsible and balanced statement from Khairy.
The reference that Umno's top leadership should remove any and all perceptions by the public of corruption and abuse of power in relation to the 1MDB scandal will stand Umno Youth in good stead as rightful leaders in waiting.
Khairy would have impressed many by this thought-provoking speech in which he has tacitly, and in a dignified manner, alerted the assembly that the present youth in Umno are not bound to mortgage their future to the inadequacies of the present leadership.
There is still hope for many outside Umno who are already getting dejected with the state of affairs, especially with strong suspicions in very recent times that Umno is seemingly claiming extra-constitutional prerogatives in law and in practice for its leadership.
Doc: This Umno general assembly is just like all other Umno AGMs. There is the build-up with the expectation that something explosive will happen, but at the end of the day, nothing will happen and everything will simply fizzle out.
Umno's politicians, members and delegates will keep mum on the c**p that is eating their party from inside and will go about like everything is hunky-dory.
When it is over, all the Umno delegates will go home feeling good and thinking their party is in good order.
Najib, as president of Umno, will get his customary superstar treatment in spite of it being as obvious as daylight that he is the architect for the destruction of both Umno and Malaysia.
Onyourtoes: KJ, who are you kidding really? The PM is aware of the issue and wants to resolve it? What are you smoking?
Anonymous 2305141436452229: I don't know how you see sincerity in Najib's ongoing efforts to resolve the issue when the man has delayed his responses, gave half-answers, interfered in the agencies responsible for investigating the issues, blocked the press, brought our country closer to a dictatorship and did pretty much everything to prove he is guilty.
Given his response, the man is either guilty or a huge idiot, both of which should probably disqualify him from continuing his role as PM.
Retnam: Resolve the 1MDB issue? Sell Edra to China for RM9 billion, sell 60 percent of TRX (Tun Razak Exchange), also to China, for RM11 billion.
What more assets do they have to sell?
SlapPy: 1MDB president Arul Kanda Kandasamy accepted a debate with Tony Pua and Rafizi Ramli, but unfortunately, Pua hid behind the speaker.
We wonder why the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is still investigating. It supposed to complete the report by this month. Pua, please answer the delay?
Hplooi: SlapPy’s remark is a very good example of intellectual contortions that require a challenged mental capacity (characteristic of Umno-hicks).
The Oxford grad is trying to have his cake and eat it, or trying to run with the hares and hunt with the hounds, or frying an egg without having to break it. It really needs some intellectual contortions.
But Umno-hicks are so mentally challenged that they wouldn't see a bull from a bear, so long as the buffet spread before them is all paid for.
Shindig: When you try so hard to please everybody, you succeed only in pleasing nobody. Or didn't they teach you that in Oxford University?
Anonymous_40f4: The daily and nightly propaganda murals on the Umno building have also been stopped for quite some time. Is it because Muhyiddin appears in many of the murals/pictures?
Najib and Umno are very petty. They did it to former deputy president Anwar Ibrahim, now they do it to Muhyiddin.
Pisasu 7: Donations keep everybody happy, I will also support Najib if he gives me a donation. When the money is gone, I will support the next Santa with goodies.
Pahatian: Who are those attending the Umno general assembly? Are they all fools? Are they there to protect the ‘maruah’ (dignity) of one person, or Umno, or the Malay race?
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