Khairy: PKR losing support

(The Star) – UMNO Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin said that PKR had suggested amending the Federal Constitution to stipulate that only a Malay can be Prime Minister because it knew that its support among the Malays was declining.

The proposal (made by PKR Youth head Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin) also reflected its fear that a Pakatan Rakyat government would be dominated by the DAP, with the Prime Minister coming “not from PKR or PAS”.

“Barisan does not need this constitutional amendment because we have full confidence in the spirit of goodwill, friendship and cooperation among the component parties,” he told the Umno Youth assembly.

“We believe that Umno can offer leadership to all Malaysians.”

Khairy said the Opposition’s populist promises were “a sure recipe” for bankruptcy.

They would do or say anything to gain power, he added, and likened them to Enam Jahanam (The Six Damned), the villains of a P. Ramlee film upon whom revenge is then wrought.

He also said the Opposition were out to destroy the country’s democratic system by instigating people to take to the streets to manufacture a Malaysian version of the “Arab Spring”.

Khairy noted that PKR deputy president Azmin Ali recently said the party would “break prison walls” to free Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim if the opposition leader was found guilty of sodomy.

“These are not the words of a democrat. They have absolutely no regard for law and order or the integrity of the judicial system. To them, democracy is but a political tool to be used seasonally if and when it serves their purpose,” he said.

He said that many in the Opposition showed little national pride and respect for the flag.

“They were even willing to distort history by hailing enemies as heroes while those who died defending the country were insulted,” he said.