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Umno Youth rejects PKR invitation to join agenda for change

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Umno Youth has turned down PKR Youth's invitation to join its agenda for change amid the scandals plaguing Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

Likening the efforts to oust Najib to a repeat of the 'Kajang move', Umno Youth vice-chief Khairul Azwan Harun said the wing was not interested in such childish political game which rejects parliamentary democracy.

"The mandate has been given by the people to Najib to helm the country. A mature politics is one that adheres to rules and regulations relating to electoral democracy.

"We do not want to conspire with any party that wishes to repeat the episode of the Kajang move," he said.

He was referring to the allegation that PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli was the mastermined of the Kajang move to replace former Selangor menteri besar Khalid Ibrahim with Anwar Ibrahim. The plan, however, went awry after it angered PAS.

"We are forced to answer PKR Youth deputy chief Afif Bahardin , who has called on Umno Youth to cooperate (with them)," he said in a Facebook posting today.

"We are not interested to work with any party that tried to fish in troubled water. Umno Youth would like to stay away from such childish politics," he said.

He suggested that PKR Youth stay united under the leadership of its chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad before embarking on any national movement.

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