KJ tells Anwar to ‘scram if you don’t have the numbers’

(NST) – Former Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin took a jab at Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today for staging a political gambit amid a third wave of Covid-19.

Khairy, who is also Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, said he was expressing his frustration over the country’s current state of politics during his interview on BFM 89.9’s Breakfast Grille this morning.

“This is a life and death situation right now. I am consumed almost 24/7 trying to secure (a) Covid-19 vaccine for Malaysians.

“If you have the numbers – and once the palace accepts audiences – then by all means, show your numbers and get on with it.

“But if you don’t have the numbers, then be off,” he said.

Khairy also reaffirmed that his focus at the moment is managing the containment and prevention of Covid-19.

“There are many of us in government who are doing the work, who are focused on trying to get through this pandemic, whether it’s the health crisis, whether it’s the economic crisis.

“So my message to all the politicians who are planning and scheming – stop the nonsense,” he said.

With regard to the legitimacy of the current administration, Khairy said that the Pakatan Harapan government itself committed political suicide.

“In order to fill the void, the King followed the constitution, and appointed a legitimate government. “To me, it is a functional government,” he said.