Khairy: “I’m ready to debate with Rafizi”

(Malaysian Digest) – Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin today said that he is ready to accept PKR’s Strategic Officer Mohd Rafizi Ramli’s challenge for a debate on the controversial National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) issue.

However, Khairy said he has yet to recieve any official letter or invitation for the debate.

He said when he recieve the official invitation, he will discuss about the date and time of the debate.

“No problem, no problem… but it is a question of time and interest.”

“We have the Umno Assembly on the 29th (November) and 3rd (December) so it will be after that,” said Khairy during a press conference at Parliament lobby today.

Khairy also said that he has always been (ready) to debate with anyone and it’s no problem for him if Rafizi wants to challenge him provided that he is available in the country.

On Monday, Rafizi challenged Khairy to debate on the NFC issue saying that this is the best way for them to solve the messy situation about the NFC ‘scandal’ and at the same time, groom new young leaders.

Meanwhile, Puteri Umno chief Rosnah Rashid Shirlin announced that the Umno Youth and Puteri will be having a joint-program called Majlis Amanat Presiden Umno.

She said the program will be held on Sunday, 20 November 2011 in Dewan Merdeka at PWTC from 1PM to 6PM.

The Ceremony will be attended by leaders from the Umno Youth and Puteri Umno division througout the country to listen to Umno’s president who is also the Prime Minister for Malaysia Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s message.

Rosnah described the event as historical as for the first time in Umno’s history, the party’s president will be giving out an important message specially for the Umno Youth and Puteri Umno.

“This is really significant to both wings because the event is done prior to the Umno General Assembly,” she said.

She also said the event provides space for Najib to inject words of encouragement to both wings to determine its direction in fulfilling their responsibility in defending the rakyat and ensuring the prosperity for the country, race and religion.

She added that this event is done at the right timing considering that the assembly this year could be the last assembly before the 13th General Election.