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Umno Youth says no to PKR’s ‘childish’ politics

 | March 4, 2016

PKR Youth's call for youth across the political divide to join forces to demand for change is aimed at gaining short-term political mileage, says Umno Youth Vice-Chief

Khairul Azwan Harun

PETALING JAYA: PKR Youth Deputy Chief Afif Bahardin’s invitation for Umno Youth to join its agenda for change has been branded as “childish” and “populist”.

Despite Afif’s well-intentioned call for all youth across the political divide to join forces in demanding for change that can save the country and its future generation, Umno Youth Vice-Chief Khairul Azwan Harun likened the offer to the “Kajang Move”.

“Umno Youth is not interested in joining any movement which denies the practice of parliamentary democracy. This move appears to be more of an attempt to gain short-term political mileage.

“Umno Youth prefers to distance ourselves from this type of childish politics,” said Khairul in a statement today.

He said Prime Minister Najib Razak had received the rakyat’s mandate to lead the country and he claimed that mature politics was one which adhered to rules and regulations relating to electoral democracy.

“We do not wish to conspire with any party that intends to repeat the Kajang Move episode. We do not want to be a victim of such political games,” added Khairul, making reference to the past allegation where PKR Secretary-General Rafizi Ramli was accused of being the mastermind behind a move to remove former Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim.

He then attacked PKR Youth, saying that it should first resolve the internal troubles faced by the wings’s failure to unite under the administration of its chief, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.

“Lead by example. However, we believe PKR Youth has not portrayed a good example by inviting the younger generation to unite when their own ‘house’ is messed up.

“We have to respect and remain loyal to the elected leadership instead of destroying the institution and organisation for our own personal benefits.

“Umno Youth would like to reiterate that we are not interested in partaking in any unnatural political movement,” he said.


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