Ku Li’s views draw Khairy’s ire

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin today rejected Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah’s views that Perkasa’s success was driven by the Youth wing’s disinterest in speaking up on Malay issues.

The Rembau MP also alleged that his refusal to support the parliamentary caucus on state-federal ties, which is led by Tengku Razaleigh, has resulted in the attacks.

“With due respect, Tengku Razaleigh is way off here. If that is the void that needs filling, I don’t want to fill it,” said Khairy (picture) through the microblogging site Twitter.

The Kelantan prince has charged that Perkasa’s rising popularity among the Malays was due to the failure of the Umno Youth leadership to champion the cause of the race.

The Gua Musang MP also said that Khairy’s ostensibly staunch support for party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak was just a ploy to get a Cabinet position.

The Kelantan prince, popularly known as Ku Li, claimed that Umno Youth had lost its tenacity and vigour in championing the community, with the leaders engrossed in eyeing positions for themselves.

“Because I choose not to be part of a coup Tengku Razaleigh is trying to orchestrate, my support for the PM is dismissed as superficial,” said Khairy, referring to the parliamentary caucus.