Pakatan Harapan Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has come under fire from his own wing after calling on the coalition to reflect following its defeat in the Cameron Highlands by-election yesterday.
Kelantan Harapan Youth deputy chief Hazmi Hassan said today it was Syed Saddiq who should first reflect on himself for purportedly not being in touch with the grassroots.
In a Facebook post, Hazmi asked how many state-level youth leaders Syed Saddiq knows of or has met since becoming a national leader.
He also asked how many of those in the grassroots machinery the wing chief met during the by-election campaign.
"If its none, then sorry minister, but we don't need to self-reflect. We need a leader who looks after all component parties.
"If that is difficult, then quit," Hazmi said in his post.
BN candidate Ramli Mohd Nor beat Harapan's M Manogaran with a 3,238-vote majority in yesterday's polls.
Following this, Syed Saddiq tweeted that in defeat, Harapan must engage in self-reflection.
"Don't blame the voters, blame ourselves," he said.
Malaysiakini has contacted Syed Saddiq for a response.