KJ: Opposition’s ‘repulsive’ politics will bring down the country

(The Sun Daily) – Umno Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin today warned that the country is not spared from having to face a modern version of “Enam Jahanam” in the form of “repulsive” politics practised by the opposition.

Taking inspiration from a classic Tan Sri P. Ramlee’s movie of the same title, which tells the tale of six despicable bandits, Khairy in his opening speech at the wing’s general assembly today, listed six ways that the opposition will bring down the country.

A total of 942 delegates and Umno Youth excos were gathered for the opening of assembly at the Dewan Tun Hussein Onn in the Putra World Trade Centre.

The six ways are by:

>> destroying the democratic system,

>> destroying the system of administration,

>> destroying national dignity,

>> destroying the country’s history,

>> destroying ethnic identity, and

>> destroying the country’s economic prosperity.

Khairy, who is MP for Rembau, claimed that the opposition coalition will destroy the current democratic and administration system led by Barisan Nasional (BN), partly due to its inability to reach a consensus on certain issues, namely on hudud.

“Imagine what will happen to the administration of law in this country under the Pakatan rule.

“PAS wants to implement hudud, but DAP says hudud ‘over my dead body’,” he said to cheers from the floor.

He also said Pakatan Rakyat is not ready to take over the country’s administration as it has yet to even come up with a shadow cabinet.

“What they have are three supervisors for one portfolio – three heads, one body,” he said in reference to Pakatan Rakyat de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Touching on national dignity, Khairy stressed that Umno and BN have never painted a bad picture of the country’s leadership in the eyes of others.

“We take pride in the origins of our country, in our achievement and our national symbols.

“The opposition’s unbridled thirst for power is very different to our culture and attitude as Malaysians with national pride,” he charged, before repeating claims that Lim had made disparaging remarks against Johor while on a working visit to Singapore, purportedly in hope of scaring investors away.

Khairy also took a swipe at PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu for allegedly distorting history, based on his statements related to the Bukit Kepong incident.

“Our most bitter enemies are hailed as heroes, while those who died in defence of our country are insulted,” he claimed.

Saving his best salvo for last, Khairy rounded up his speech by responding to his counterpart from PKR, Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin’s challenge for Umno to amend the constitution and guarantee the rights of Malays to become prime minister.

“It is evident that they are unnerved by DAP’s dominance in the coalition, even turning to Umno to rescue them,” he claimed.

Shamsul Iskandar had issued the dare during PKR’s 8th National Congress last week, but Anwar later clarified that the statement was taken out of context.

Meanwhile, Khairy also touched on the need for youths to become agents of change and spearhead Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s transformation plans.

“If we are slow to transform, the people will not forgive us,” he stressed.

Earlier, BernamaTV cameraman, the late Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, who was shot and killed while covering a humanitarian mission in Somalia, was honoured with the 2nd “Anugerah Kesatria Terbilang“.

The award presented by Khairy was accepted by his wife, Norazrina Jaafar.