Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Creating the path of change


Khairy Jamaluddin won the post of Umno Youth chief after a tough fight. Now that the buck stops with him, he has learnt that politics really is the art of the possible, he says.

IT has been about a year since Khairy Jamaluddin won the Umno Youth chief beating Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir and Datuk Seri Dr Khir Toyo to get the post. In an interview with Sunday Star, Khairy says closing ranks among the factions is a work still in progress. He hopes to take the Umno Youth to a more progressive direction - one that is more inclusive and middle ground. He also gives Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak top marks for his performance as Prime Minister.

Q: It has almost been a year since you have become Umno Youth chief. How has that experience been?

A: It’s been different. Obviously when you step up to the actual play, it is different from being a deputy because now the buck stops with you. So you are accountable for everything that happens (in the wing).

When I was deputy, I still had (the then Youth chief Datuk) Hisham (Hussein)around. So obviously now the responsibilities are greater and the expectations are bigger as well.

Q: Over the past year in office, what have you learnt about yourself and about Umno?

A: It’s an old saying and a cliche but I’ve learnt more than previously that politics is really is the art of the possible - about what you can do - but at the same time not losing sight of wanting to make the changes that you believe in. So it’s tough balance between pursuing the changes and making those changes possible. I don’t think you want to be somebody who has a vision and yet it comes unstuck when you are trying to try to do it because you can’t get a coalition or you can’t make it possible.

Q: And have you been able to do the possible in Umno Youth?

A: I want to look at my mandate as three years. What even the PM is doing is something that requires time. It is ironic that what we want to do requires time but we don’t have time because the elections are just three years or two years away. So we have to accelerate it. This is going to require a lot of political risk-taking but I think we should do it.

I am willing to do it. At least I hope for myself and for Umno Youth that we succeed part of the way.

Q: Interesting choice of words - political risk-taking. Have you done any of this political risk-taking since taking office?

A: I think so. I think it would be not unfair to say that my leadership of Umno Youth has not really been traditional of Umno Youth positioning. It’s very difficult to lead Umno Youth into a new outlook - in how we have responded to certain events, in wanting to appeal to a wider group of people and not just the Malays but also non-Malays. The speech I made at the general assembly was very untypical of an Umno Youth leader and how we reacted to many recent issues for instance involving religion amongst other things. It comes with a high political price and it’s something that I have to deal with.

Q: By reaching out to non-Malays and helping the (Malaysian) Indians get birth certs and MyKad and asking Malays to discard their seige mentality, won’t this make you lose Malay support?

A: To whom? I am representing the party. PM wants to make Umno a centrist party and we have to appeal to a wider group of people. As a progressive party - Umno and BN - we move to the centre. Who do we lose support to on the Malay side? We lose support to PKR and PAS? They have taken very liberal views on certain things to try and appeal to the non-Malays as well. I don’t really see who we are losing support to.

Q: But Umno is after all a Malay party?

A: But we are also the main component party of BN and we cannot win votes by appealing to Malay voters alone. And by the way it’s not just about about winning votes alone. Sometimes people say ‘you have to do this because you want to win votes so you have to appeal to non-Malays’ - but I think it’s also the right thing to do - to appeal to Malaysians as a whole. I think that is the way forward for us. It’s going to be tough because as you said the political DNA of Umno especially the Umno Youth is very Malay base. We are not abandoning that. It’s just that we have to be more inclusive and accept that this is not just the thing we need to win elections but also the right way forward.

Q: But wouldn’t you say that your call at the Umno Youth assembly for the Malays to discard the seige mentality was met with lukewarm response from the Umno Youth?

A: Well, it’s not going to be something that is immediately accepted. Sometimes the call to change takes time. Hypothetically, you can have somebody who has governed the party for 20 years asking the Malays to change and admitting at the end of it that he has failed. So what more somebody who has just done it for the first time so it’s not easy. The point I am trying to make and that is important especially for us to support the PM is that at least the leaders are going out there and trying to do it.

As long as they remember the leaders are trying to make this change and making it possible - the art of possible change, I think that is something to support. That’s why I am doing it. Sometimes I get criticism. I see pro Umno commentaries online and even some Umno Youth members are not happy with the progressive stand and things like that. I say ‘Look, this is about bringing the kind of change that the Prime Minister wants.” I am not talking about Umno Youth being emaciated in the sense that we don’t have a voice of our own and we just parroting the PM. No. But I am saying that this is the time we have to lead that change for the Prime Minister and become more progressive than anyone else and not become more radical than anyone else. This is the change I want to bring in Umno Youth. Coming back to the question of the first 11 months, a lot of it has been spent on this ideological shift which has taken a lot in terms of positioning, in terms of what we do, in trying to bring about that change and dealing with it in the political party context where there is on going rivalries and things like that. It’s a lot of work really.

Q: How have the efforts to close ranks among the (Khairy, Mukhriz & Khir Toyo) factions been in Umno Youth?

A: Like I said this ideological shift which is a bigger agenda takes place within the context of party politics which is trying to close ranks and all that.

I do open myself up to this political risk-taking because people who may not have supported me may use the progressive approach to politics that I’ve introduced as something that they can attack me with ideologically, whereas the motivation is probably pure politics.

So juggling the two is something that requires a lot of patience and a lot of wisdom - which I don’t have much of (laughs) - and I am trying to catch up.

I try to run an open Youth movement in the sense that I don’t stop them from saying anything in the right forum. During meetings, they are free to express anything they want. Sometimes we have heated views but no matter what speculation there is out there, I still think things are under control and we are moving towards the same direction. But it’s a work in progress. The Umno Youth elections were very keenly fought so the wounds are still there. I am not denying that but it’s a work in progress. We have to work on it together and keep working at it. You cannot just have one meeting among the various factions and hope everything is settled. You have to keep working at this and giving positive vibes and building confidence. That is important.

Q: But time is of the essence?

A: Yes, time is of the essence which is why this year a lot of our big programmes are going to be rolled out. I met PM (on Wed) and briefed him on our plans on having a rally on 1Malaysia, having a tour around the country bringing 1Malaysia down to the ground. So a lot of these things are taking place. Also, don’t underestimate the shift in perception that can come about just by changing the position Umno Youth adopts on issues. We’ve gone from being a “radical, right wing movement” to a very centrist movement and everyone says that I have emerged as a progressive voice in Umno Youth. I think that helps the party and we’ll continue more of that. And at a time when our friends - the components parties in Barisan Nasional - are having their own problems, I think it is important for us to go and appeal directly to the non-Malay communities.

Q: But does your exco accept your progressive stance?

A: As (Umno exco member Datuk) Zaki (Zahid) said and I said again I am not running a PTA. I am running a political organisation. Unless you are an iron fisted dictator who tolerates no dissent, these dynamics are going to be there. That’s the art of politics. It’s about trying to convince, persuade, build a coalition. That’s a much more fulfilling and rewarding process than just going in and saying ‘you do this’ and ‘you do that’ and ultimately get rejected. This is good because we have strong and healthy debates about issues. I am tested. They (my exco) ask why do you want to take this position and I have to explain to them. And we’ll see how it goes.

Q: There has been criticism that the Umno Youth secretariat and your boys are sidelining and blocking those from the other (Mukhriz and Khir Toyo) factions? And that if you remove your info chief and secretary half of the problems will be solved?

A: No that’s not true. First of all, the (Umno Youth) secretary (Datuk Megat Firdouz Megat Junid ) supported Khir Toyo during the election. I appointed him although he supported another candidate.

Look, in political parties when there are these dynamics going on, people want to focus the problem somewhere. If not a direct attack, then it’s at the secretariat or people around. As I said it is a work in progress. When you take over an organisation of 700,000 members, there are going to be shortcomings and weaknesses on the administrative side of it. It is something I have taken cognisance of and we are working at it.

There is no deliberate sidelining of anybody. If that is the perception, I’ve always told them that they are most welcome to come and see me and we’ll talk about it.

Q: There has also been grievances over the appointment of some of the Youth state chiefs and deputies and some have asked if you would consider a reshuffle?

A: Again, it’s a manifestation of people who are unhappy where they would target their grievances against state appointments.

Obviously, I have appointed people whom I can work with and I think can deliver but at the same time I told them they must adhere to performance standards. If they can’t perform - since these are not an elected but appointed posts - I am free to change the state line up when I think it is necessary to do so. I do embrace both views. I have picked those who can deliver for me but if they can’t deliver, they’d have to go.

Q: Umno Youth has always been at the forefront during by-elections but the state machinery has asked you to keep a low profile as they feel you are counter-productive and would affect Barisan’s chances of winning?

A: I think that (report) was inaccurate. I have only heard this once and it didn’t come from Umno. It came from some government agency during one by-election which Umno decided wasn’t an accurate report. I’ve campaigned at every single by-election. I’ve spoken at ceramahs with hundreds and thousands of people - at a by-election that we won - Bagan Pinang - and a by-election that we almost won - in Kuala Krai. I have no problems when I go down (for by-elections). This comes from a certain source within the party and in the government which obviously have something personal against me.

Q: Do you mean there has not been advice for you to keep a low profile during by-elections?

A: No. Otherwise why would I be down there leading (the Youth) so to speak.

Q: But you weren’t in-your-face or that kind of thing during the by-elections as you were previously?

A: I’m Umno Youth chief now so got maturity a bit lah. I am still there doing house to house campaigns, doing ceramahs at night. I also don’t get much play in the press anymore maybe that’s why.

Q: Some say your image is still a problem as you climbed up the political ranks so fast when your father-in-law (Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi) was PM and you were found guilty of money politics in Umno and yet allowed to contest and won?

A: First of all, other people have gone up quicker in Umno. I don’t want to name names but many people have gone up much quicker in Umno than I have.

If it is a factor of Pak Lah, maybe you could have said that when I was deputy. But I won in very difficult circumstances when he was going out. It was certainly not an advantage anymore. Had I landed this position without contest, then I can accept that argument. But I won a contest in a very hard fought party elections and I have still survived till today - which I know upsets some people. But here I am for now - don’t know for how long.

As far as the (Umno) disciplinary commmitee is concerned, there are options in the party’s guidelines where you suspend somebody, give them a warning or they are let off. This whole business of warning but can contest is in the guidelines. It’s not something they made up especially for me.

The provision exists. There were many other people in previous Umno polls - about 40 other people - who were given warnings and not suspended. But of course it’s a big deal because it’s me. I defended myself for one-and-a-half hours before the (Umno) tribunal. I still maintain my innocence till today but I accept that is the decision meted out by the disciplinary board.

Q: But your image has suffered hasn’t it from the money politics thingy? How are you handling the rebuilding of your image?

A: Well, you have to move forward and look ahead to other things. People go through very difficult decisions that go against them, in politics especially.

As I said, I maintain my innocence but that (finding me guilty) is the decision of the disciplinary board and I have to move on with politics. There have been many people who have been found guilty internally and yet they carry on and are given second chances or they are allowed to continue with their government positions. And I think it is important to note that the burden of proof in party cases is different (from the courts). It is not beyond reasonable doubt. It is on the balance of probability. There is no law of evidence involved (in the party process). It is not a court of law. It is a political process. People have to remember that.

Q: People have looked at the fact that you were not given a government post while your Youth deputy Datuk Razali Ibrahim and (your challenger) Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir were made deputy ministers as signals from the PM. I know you said you don’t mind and your role is to strengthen the youth wing but honestly doesn’t it hurt?

A: Not really. It doesn’t bother me. I respect that it is the prerogative of the Prime Minister and he should be free to choose his Cabinet ministers and deputy ministers. All of us have a role to play. I have my role to play. I like to think that I have a role to play in the party and I hope to work hard in what I have been given. To me really it’s not a big deal.

Q: So you don’t see it as a sort of a vote of no confidence from the PM or a sign of his lack of trust of your integrity by not giving you a post and giving the other two posts?

A: First of all, I don’t like the comparison because I think everybody has a role to play. I don’t begrudge anybody of their cabinet appointments whether it is my deputy. I am happy that he is in government or even Mukhriz. I think for the Prime Minister, he feels that they have a role to play in government and that’s good. I don’t begrudge them at all. I don’t feel the comparison question is something that is to me relevant. Secondly, I have to work hard if it is so that the Prime Minister wants to consider me in the future, I have to prove that I am deserving of that trust.

Q: How’s your relationship with Mukhriz?

A: Okay, I saw him recently in his constituency. I invited him for a function. I chose to have a function there so we went together to repair some houses so it’s okay.

Q: And with Dr Khir Toyo?

A: Ok.

Q: So it’s okay with the two of them but not chummy chummy?

A: Well, I don’t hang out with them but I don’t hang out with a lot of people either. It’s not like I ignore them or I avoid them or bad mouth them. It’s cordial lah. We are all in the same party. If I see them I chat with them. People might think Mukhriz and I don’t talk to each other or avoid each other but when I see him we say hi or chat. It’s no big deal.

Q: How do you respond to some who say you are not the legitimate Umno Youth chief because the total votes for the other two contenders (Mukhriz and Khir Toyo) combined is more than what you got to win the post?

A: Then nobody can win! The one who get the most votes is the one who wins. Don’t be so immature lah. (The Puteri chief Datuk) Rosnah (Shirlin) won by 8 votes and no one is saying that about her. All I am saying is that it is the one who gets the most votes. Obviously when you win with a minority situation, you have challenges. But it doesn’t mean you are not legit. That’s ridiculous(laughs). (In that case) I might as well not assume the post “oh I didn’t get the majority and leave it empty. That’s crazy.”

Q: At the Jan 28 Umno Youth exco meeting, what did (exco member) Hishamuddin Yahya (who purportedly called for Khairy to step down) actually say at the meeting?

A: For the record, what he said was that we have to come together. We have to move to be more effective. And if we can’t be more effective then we should let other people do it. If the chief can’t be effective, he should resign and if the exco can’t be effective, we should all resign. It’s a pretty general statement. But of course if you want to just take the isolated sentence - for political purposes - then you are free to do so. I am not saying there are no issues within Umno Youth. As I said before, it is a political movement with its own dynamics and it requires its own political skills. That is what politics is all about. But did he ask me point blank to resign? No.

Q: Why did it take so long for the Umno Youth exco to pay the courtesy call on PM?

A: We didn’t do it because a month after we were elected, he came up for our retreat in Janda Baik so we saw him. So I thought we had already seen him and spent some time with him so why would you want to go and bother him with another courtesy call. He’s a busy man. He had just assumed the highest office in the country. We just saw him. After that there were by-elections, the Umno general assembly so I wanted to do it at the end of the year or the beginning of the year. That’s all. Also PM is travelling. He is a busy guy. We finally got the date (Feb 17). I don’t think Wanita or Puteri have called on him (yet) so I don’t think it’s a big deal.

Q: What do you think is one very important quality in a Youth chief?

A: Relevance to young people. If you don’t get young people you are not a Youth chief. I am not saying I get them young people but I am trying to get them. I spend a lot of time on the social media. I try to understand how they think and I try to understand what’s important to them. I think that more than anything else is what’s crucial because if you look at youth movements in Malaysia it has always suffered from a lack of relevance. It is run by people who are not young or not peer. Even if it is run by somebody who is older as long they get it and are with it, it’s not a problem. But if you ask average Malaysians what do they think of Youth clubs and organisations here they say they are out of touch. So I think relevance is the key here.

Q: What do you say to those who think you are still wet behind the ears to lead Umno Youth especially at such a crucial time for Barisan?

A: I don’t know how to dry my ears because I have been in politics for 10 years already. If after 10 years, I am still wet behind the ears, there must be something wrong (laughs). I think I have learnt quite a bit. I wouldn’t say I am an experienced politician - not by the stretch of the imagination - but I wouldn’t exactly say I am new to this. I do know a little about the tricks of the trade already. And secondly - I hate to do self evaluation because by nature I don’t like to do that - but I don’t think I have made any major misstep since I have been BN Youth chief. If you flip the question around and ask have there been any achievements, I think there have - in terms of broadening the appeal. That’s what I came in promising to do, not withstanding there are still some issues, I think the appeal has been broadened. I have tried to make it relevant. I have done a short film - things which are out of the box - to show that not just me the person but the institution I represent - we are capable of changing and becoming more relevant to young people.

Q: What has been the feedback on that clip of you playing taxi driver?

A: This is the first time I opened YouTube and saw unending positive comments (about me) (laughs). It was good, It was spontaneous and unscripted. I think that and my engagement on social media - once facebook and now facebook is out of control - on twitter - that shapes a lot of new opinion not just for me but for BN in general. At least young people out there who are party less, with no affliations, at least they know that at least there are some people out there in BN who do stuff they can relate to.

Q: How do you see the political landscape with regards to the next general election?

A: I think Malaysian politics has become relatively volatile and I think it might continue with the dynamics. Not volatility because volatility is always a bad word but rather the dynamic process back and forth. I think the dynamism is good because it shows a healthy democracy working. And I think prevailing and winning in this environment is much more impressive than in a different environment. We have made a lot of gains over the past year but I think we are not out of the woods yet. We can’t rely on the opposition’s weakness to say that things (for BN) have improved. Your enemy’s weakness is not your strength. Your strength is something that comes from yourself. So the process of change and reform that PM has tried to bring is something that must continue.

Q: How would you rank Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s performance as PM?

A: I think he’s done a very good job within the present environment which is hostile. We had an economic crisis last year and to navigate the party and government during this time has been difficult. He has done a very good job at doing that.

Q: What grade would you give him?

A: An ‘A’ of course.

Q: Wow. Really?

A: I can back that. I am not just saying that because I am brown nosing him. Like I said, he has come in at a time of global economic crisis and at a time when he has to make decisions and tough calls like subsidies and GSTs and things like that and a time when public confidence is at a low for the government and when the BN component parties are having problems. It is not easy to triangulate all these problems and he has done it well. By triangulate, I mean the government, party and people and I think he has done a good job by reaching out and rolling up his sleeves. So far so good.

Q: An “A” for Najib, so how would you rate Pak Lah as PM?

A: That’s an unfair question so I am not going to answer that (laughs). I have an objective answer as well but people will say he’s the son-in-law. It’s easier for me to rate somebody whom I am not related to.

Q: Since Umno Youth is now moving into broader issues, what does Umno Youth think of the caning of the three women for illicit sex?

A: I have not discussed this with my exco and they want me to discuss heavy issues with them nowadays. I read a report that the men were caned as well. My personal view is that I am a little bit disturbed actually. The question needs to be asked why is this being done now after so many years. I know the answer is to reform, teach and educate them but I do think there are other ways of approaching this.

Even if you want to force the law, there must be other ways of “punishing” them because let’s face it this isn’t going to sit easy with a lot of people here and abroad as well. And I don’t want to give the impression that we have not thought this through. It has been a surprise. I am surprised and I do hope we can look into other forms of punishment before you go and cane someone. Although the provision is there and people would say I am questioning Islamic law and all that, I am questioning the punishment and why now. Are you telling me this is the first time people have had illicit sex in this country? I am quite sure that ‘no’.

Q: What worries you about the country?

A: We still seem to go in very different directions as far as Malaysians are concerned. In any country you have a myriad of views but the problem is that things are so polarised here not just ethnically- although this is true - but politically as well. There’s no middle ground. Everyone has so strong feelings one way or another. Say on the Anwar (Ibrahim) case, everyone has strong feelings about that. Any issue is always politicised. If someone from BN says it, it’s never going to be acceptable on the other side. And if someone from the other side says it it’s never going to be acceptable to BN. That’s worrying because when you can’t have bi-partisan solutions to certain things and everything including the torching of the church is politicised. (PKR’s) Azmin (Ali) said Umno did this (torching of the church) and all that. This is a time of serious national crisis and you want to politicise something like that?

That is why I reached over to the other side and said let’s have a joint statement by BN and Pakatan Youth. It’s important. At least the young people show we can rise above it. Even if it’s a small gesture and just a statement, at least to me it meant a lot because it meant we were able to put aside our differences. But it worries me that we cannot fashion a national consensus. I am not saying everyone has to agree but there must be a middle ground on many of these issues. Take for example the Allah issue or the caning issue, there are a lot of issues that are going to push Malaysians apart. Then you have guys like (Pasir Mas MP Datuk) Ibrahim Ali taking the far right view - of course it resonates with a few people. But all I am saying is that when you have radical extremes at the edges and you don’t have a radical centre, then society gets torn apart. The problem is we don’t have a strong centre. That’s where the PM is going. I saw him (PM) privately two weeks ago and I told him “Sir, I am there because naturally I feel an affinity to what you are doing personally. That’s where I want to take Umno Youth.” My greatest concern is that we cannot strengthen the centre. And when the centre cannot hold, it just falls apart.

Q: That’s a scary scenario.

A: But it’s true. Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying it can happen but I am saying that is the concern. Malaysians, by default, when push comes to shove, we rise above it anyway. The whole church arson and mosque desecration hasn’t led to riots, hasn’t led to May 13 or anything like that because Malaysians generally can rise above it. But the rising above it is more by default than anything else like ‘let’s just chill out’. It’s not really saying ‘let’s rise above it for Malaysia’ but rather ‘we better not get ourselves into trouble’. That’s different. We need more of the positive vibe of trying to create a centre middle ground.

Q: On the church issue, you did criticise Umno saying that the party was becoming more hardline?

A: That’s why I always stress on the centrist agenda which the Prime Minister is pursuing. We must resist this temptation, this pressure to only appeal to very parochial politics and we must continue to fight for the new politics. Remember Umno may be Malay in membership but it’s the leading component of BN. To some extent, what is happening right now is an internal realignment for the soul for our party and whether or not what emerges is this inclusive, progressive party that can appeal to Malays as well as to non-Malays or whether we retract and appeal to just our base which is very ethnocentric and very conservative. I belong ,of course, to the former. That’s where the PM is taking us. That’s why it is important for us to stake our claim and say “I am there” with whatever risks that come with it.

Q: Some say that you are a chameleon and that you change colours and what you say according to the audience?

A: After the elections people were saying that. I was at a student conference in Aug last year and somebody asked me that question from the floor. And I think I was with Tian Chua (at that time). They asked who is the real Khairy and will the real Khairy to stand up - that kind of stuff. I said that’s a fair question because some people have asked that. I can always give you the normal answer saying that politicians don’t necessarily say different things but it is how it gets reported and all that but I didn’t say that.

By then I was already the Umno Youth leader and I was talking in front of a very urbane multi racial audience - students who are quite liberal in their thinking and they listen to what I have to say which is why they ask me that question. Now the test to see whether or not I am a chameleon is to see what I say in front of the Umno general assembly, in front of my Umno Youth assembly because that is traditionally where we have to strut our stuff. And I said if I say what I said here there (at the Umno assembly) and take all the risks that come with that, you’ll know that this is not a chameleon. So I did (at the Umno assembly in Oct). That is, for me, my proof that I am not just saying this when I meet with The Star or Chinese newspapers or online news portals. I’ve been saying it in front of my (Umno) guys. Fine, some of them give me a lukewarm response but the point is that I am saying it there. That’s important and that’s consistency. You can follow me anywhere and have hidden recorders and I will never betray the line that I have taken.

Q: What do you think is most misunderstood about you?

A: I don’t like the question because I don’t like talking about myself. It’s not for me either to answer a question like that. It’s for other people to tell me.

Q: Do you think you are misunderstood at all?

A: Obviously, I am (laughs). Clearly yah but I couldn’t pinpoint what it is. Some people don’t like me. What it is I don’t know. Whatever people say I am not a particularly ambitious person in politics. I made it very clear that I am happy to carry on for as long as - I wouldn’t say as long as I am needed because that is so old school - but for as long as this lasts. I don’t harbour any long term ambitions or anything like that. If it is good for the country it is good for the party.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

A: If I am not in politics, then obviously I would be doing something else.

Q: That is such a general answer.

A: The answer is not a general answer. When I give you that answer it means that I don’t exclusively see myself in politics in 10 years time. I could be doing something else. But if you ask me that and I gave you some answer saying that I hope to be a third term MP and still trying to make changes in politics that means that I am wedded to politics. I am not.

Q: So it’s like for as long as it lasts?

A: Yeah sure. And people should approach politics like that. As long as you are in there you should work hard to change and all that. But if it doesn’t work out for whatever reason, you shouldn’t outstay the welcome.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Rakyat bijak nilai politik Anwar - Khairy

Rakyat boleh menilai dengan bijak tindakan Penasihat Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yang cuba mempolitikkan isu pertuduhan liwat terhadapnya termasuk mendakwa wujud konspirasi terhadap beliau.

Pengerusi Pemuda Barisan Nasional (BN), Khairy Jamaluddin berkata, beliau yakin tindakan Anwar yang mengadakan ceramah di seluruh negara dengan mendakwa wujud campur tangan politik dalam kesnya itu tidak akan mempengaruhi rakyat.

''Saya rasa rakyat Malaysia boleh menilai. Kalau dibandingkan pada 1999, apabila Anwar pergi ke mahkamah, ribuan penyokongnya akan ikut beliau, tetapi hari ini tidak ramai.

''Jadi saya percaya ramai rakyat Malaysia pada hari ini boleh menilai dengan objektif apa yang sedang berlaku," katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian kepada pemberita selepas mewakili lebih 500 Pemuda BN, pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) dan penulis blog, menghantar memorandum bantahan terhadap campur tangan pihak asing dalam kes liwat Anwar di Suruhanjaya Tinggi Australia di sini hari ini.

Anwar, 63, sedang dibicarakan bagi pertuduhan meliwat bekas pembantu peribadinya, Mohd. Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 24, di Kondominium Desa Damansara di Bukit Damansara di sini pada 26 Jun 2008.

Ditanya sama ada tindakan Anwar mengadakan ceramah berkaitan kes liwatnya boleh dianggap sebagai menghina mahkamah, Khairy berkata, beliau tidak berhasrat memberikan komen berhubung isu itu kerana tidak mahu dianggap cuba campur tangan.

''Hakim sendiri kena buat keputusan kalau ada bukti mengenai perbuatan menghina mahkamah yang diketengahkan kepadanya atau jika beliau sendiri membaca ucapan Anwar atau pemimpin pembangkang lain yang dianggap subjudis.

''Saya tak nak minta hakim buat keputusan, sebab saya tak nak campur tangan. Nanti orang kata, ada gangguan politik," katanya.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Khairy desak Guan Eng beri penjelasan

Penafian Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng berhubung laporan Utusan Malaysia kelmarin mengenai pembatalan perarakan sambutan Maulidur Rasul di negeri itu mula menjerat leher sendiri.

Ia ekoran pendedahan surat bertarikh 5 Februari yang ditandatangani Timbalan Setiausaha Kerajaan (Pengurusan), Datuk Muhammad Yusoff Wazir, mewakili Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri yang dengan jelas menyatakan bahawa majlis perarakan sempena sambutan Maulidur Rasul dibatalkan dan diteruskan dengan Majlis Perhimpunan Ummah pada 26 Februari.

Sehubungan itu, Ketua Pergerakan Pemuda UMNO, Khairy Jamaluddin meminta penjelasan daripada Guan Eng mengenai kesahihan surat berkenaan yang menurutnya turut dimuat naik ke laman web Jabatan Hal Ehwal Agama Pulau Pinang (JHEAPP).

"Pemuda UMNO menyambut baik kenyataan Guan Eng bahawa sambutan (Maulidur Rasul) kali ini akan dilaksanakan selama tiga hari berturut-turut bermula daripada 25 Februari 2010.

"Namun, Pemuda UMNO ingin bertanya kepada Guan Eng kesahihan salinan surat dari Pejabat Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang yang menyatakan Jawatankuasa Induk Majlis Sambutan Maulidur Rasul Peringkat Pulau Pinang memutuskan untuk membatalkan perarakan tradisi Maulidur Rasul dalam mesyuaratnya 3 Februari lalu.

"Guan Eng harus menjelaskan perkara ini dengan telus dan jujur sebagaimana cogan kata bagi pentadbiran beliau yang menjurus kepada tema Cekap, Akauntabiliti dan Telus," katanya dalam laman blog beliau http://www.rembau.net.my/.

Menurut Khairy sekiranya laporan itu benar, pembatalan perarakan itu yang merupakan amalan tradisi bagi seluruh Umat Islam di negara ini, adalah satu penghinaan kepada agama Islam dan juga umat Islam di Pulau Pinang.

"Pembatalan tersebut tidak sepatutnya berlaku kerana ia seakan menidakkan kehendak rakyat Pulau Pinang beragama Islam berarak bagi menzahirkan rasa kasih dan sayang kepada Rasulullah.

"Malah ia juga adalah satu gambaran yang langsung tidak memahami dan menghormati sensitiviti masyarakat majmuk dan kedudukan Islam sebagai agama rasmi Malaysia," ujarnya.


UMNO PilihanKu : Pelancaran Kempen Penambahan Ahli Dan Daftar Pemilih

Bertemakan UMNO Pilihanku Pemuda UMNO hari ini melancarkan kempen penambahan ahli dan daftar pemilih dalam usaha meluaskan jangkauan di kalangan generasi muda dan memantapkan gagasan perjuangan murni parti. Bertempat di Kota Siputeh, Kedah, seluruh jentera Pemuda bertekad untuk menjayakan inisiatif berkenaan dengan mendekati golongan muda agar mereka terus bersama di dalam parti keramat tersebut. Naib Presiden UMNO, Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal dan Ahli Parlimen Jerlun, Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir turut menyuntik semangat kepada gerak kerja proaktif Pemuda yang diterajui Khairy Jamaluddin itu.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

PM tells UMNO to get views from young Malaysians.


PM ingin tahu idea orang muda

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak mahu Pemuda UMNO menganjurkan pertemuan dengan golongan muda di seluruh negara bagi mengetahui harapan mereka terhadap kerajaan.

Ketua Pemuda UMNO, Khairy Jamaluddin berkata, Perdana Menteri juga mahu satu makmal khas yang menyerupai makmal Bidang Keberhasilan Utama Negara (NKRA) ditubuhkan untuk mencapai tujuan tersebut.

"Perdana Menteri mengulangi pendirian bahawa zaman kerajaan tahu segala-galanya telah tamat, kita perlu kumpulkan idea mengenai harapan dan permintaan orang muda.

"Pemuda UMNO akan menubuhkan jawatankuasa khas untuk mencapai tujuan ini secara sistematik dan akan melaporkan hasilnya kepada Perdana Menteri dalam masa tiga bulan," katanya.

Beliau ditemui pemberita selepas mengadakan kunjungan hormat dan berdialog dengan Perdana Menteri di Bangunan Perdana Putra di sini hari ini.

Khairy berkata, Najib turut menekankan kepentingan perpaduan di kalangan Pemuda UMNO, UMNO pusat dan Barisan Nasional (BN).

Beliau menafikan spekulasi bahawa perjumpaan dengan Perdana Menteri bertujuan menyelesaikan krisis kepimpinan dalam Pemuda UMNO seperti disebarkan dalam Internet.

"Kita tidak bincang tentang krisis kerana tiada krisis yang berlaku dalam Pemuda UMNO.

"Kita sebaliknya bincang tentang hala tuju Pemuda UMNO untuk membantu rakyat terutama generasi muda," katanya.

Sementara itu, Khairy berkata, Najib berpuas hati dengan penyerahan memorandum bantahan kepada pejabat Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Australia di Kuala Lumpur.

"Saya menjelaskan bahawa memorandum ini bukan bertujuan membantah kerajaan atau rakyat Australia tetapi membantah tindakan 50 Ahli Parlimen negara itu yang menggesa Malaysia menghentikan perbicaraan kes liwat pemimpin pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim," katanya.

Tambahnya, kenyataan 50 Ahli Parlimen Australia itu berbeza dengan kenyataan Senator John Kerry dari Amerika Syarikat yang mahu perbicaraan adil ke atas Anwar.

"Kenyataan Kerry berbeza dengan Ahli Parlimen Australia kerana semua rakyat Malaysia juga mahu perbicaraan yang adil," katanya ketika ditanya sama ada Pemuda UMNO akan menyerahkan bantahan kepada kerajaan Amerika Syarikat.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pemuda BN Hantar Memorandum Bantah Campur Tangan Australia

Pemuda UMNO Khairy memimpin sebagai protes terhadap Australia

KUALA LUMPUR: Pemuda Barisan Nasional (BN) hari ini menyerahkan memorandum menyatakan kemarahan rakyat Malaysia terhadap tindakan 50 anggota Parlimen Australia yang jelas ada niat untuk campur tangan dalam hal ehwal sistem kehakiman di negara ini.

Ketua Pemuda BN, Khairy Jamaluddin berkata, memorandum itu menuntut agar Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Kecil Hal Ehwal Luar Negeri Parlimen Australia, Michael Danby menarik balik surat yang dihantar oleh 50 anggota parlimen negara itu kepada Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Malaysia di Australia serta satu permohonan maaf daripada Danby bagi pihak 50 anggota Parlimen itu.

Khairy yang juga Ketua Pemuda Umno berkata, memorandum itu juga menggesa agar Perdana Menteri Australia, Kevin Rudd menyatakan dengan jelas bahawa pendirian kerajaan Australia tidak sama dengan pendirian 50 anggota Parlimen negara itu.

"Malaysia adalah negara yang berdaulat. Dengan adanya keluhuran perlembagaan dan kedaulatan undang-undang, kita tidak terima langsung apa saja usaha, apa saja tindakan yang kita anggap sebagai campur tangan daripada pihak Australia, luar negara dan asing dalam hal ehwal negara kita," katanya kepada pemberita selepas menyerahkan memorandum itu kepada Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Australia, Penny Williams di sini hari ini.

Dalam pertemuan kira-kira 15 minit itu, Khairy berkata, Williams telah memberi jaminan bahawa kerajaan Australia tidak ingin campur tangan dalam sistem kehakiman Malaysia dan tidak mahu membuat satu pengadilan terlebih dahulu tentang perbicaraan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Katanya, Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Australia itu juga memberi jaminan bahawa memorandum Pemuda BN yang mewakili NGO belia yang ada akan disampaikan kepada Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Malaysia di Australia di Canberra.

"Walaupun ini tidak datang dari kerajaan Australia, tapi kita menganggap ini adalah serius sebab 50 anggota Parlimen itu menjadi wakil rakyat kepada Australia.

"Kita tidak mahu isu ini dipolitikkan di Australia sehingga mencetuskan satu keadaan di mana campur tangan itu lebih ketara daripada apa yang kita lihat dua tiga hari lepas," katanya.

Turut sama mengiringi beliau adalah Naib Ketua Pemuda Umno, Datuk Razali Ibrahim, Ketua Pemuda MIC, T.Mohan dan Ketua Penerangan Pemuda BN, Datuk Reezal Merican.

Kira-kira 500 orang terdiri daripada Pemuda Umno, Pemuda MIC dan anggota NGO belia menyertai perarakan aman yang bermula daripada sebuah restoran di Jalan Yap Kwan Seng.

Makkal Sakhti turut menyerahkan memorandum sebagai bantahan terhadap campur tangan itu dengan Presidennya R.S. Thanenthir berkata, akan ada lebih banyak bantahan jika anggota Parlimen Australia itu tidak menghentikan campur tangan dalam sistem kehakiman Malaysia.

"Kami mahu memastikan mereka melakukan ini buat kali terakhir. Kami akan terus bantah jika mereka tidak berhenti di sini. Ini ingatan keras kepada semua Anggota Parlimen Australia," katanya.

Dalam memorandum mereka, Makkal Sakhti menggesa Anggota Parlimen Australia supaya menahan diri mereka daripada terus campur tangan kerana rakyat Malaysia tidak campur tangan dengan urusan undang-undang dan mahkamah Australia.

"Kami sentiasa menghormati dan menghargai hubungan baik dengan negara anda dan kami tidak ingin merosakkan hubungan yang sedia terjalin," katanya.

Sementara itu, Timbalan Pengerusi Kelab Penyokong Kerajaan Barisan Nasional (BNBBC), Datuk Bung Muktar Radin berkata, Ahli Parlimen BN bersedia bertemu dengan mana-mana anggota parlimen dari negara luar untuk menjelaskan isu perbicaraan Anwar itu.

Katanya, tuduhan terhadap Anwar dilakukan oleh individu iaitu Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, bukannya dilakukan oleh pihak kerajaan Malaysia.

"Kita meminta dengan sekeras-kerasnya. Mereka tidak ada hak mencampuri negara Malaysia. Mana-mana pihak yang cuba mencampuri, kita akan memberi tentangan yang tidak ada hentinya. Kita adalah negara berdaulat.

"Mana-mana pihak berhak untuk menyuarakan (pendapat), tapi pada kita apa yang dikatakan ialah tempat dan masa yang salah," katanya.

Beliau yang mewakili seramai 140 anggota Parlimen BN tiba di pekarangan pejabat Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Australia kira-kira 11.05 pagi untuk menghantar memorandum bantahan tersebut.

Turut sama kelihatan mengiringi beliau adalah Ahli Parlimen Tangga Batu, Datuk Idris Haron, Parit Sulong, Datuk Noraini Ahmad dan Arau, Datuk Ismail Kassim. - BERNAMA

Memorandum of Protest to the Australian High Commissioner

The Barisan Nasional Youth this morning led several other Malaysian youth organisations to submit a Memorandum of Protest to the Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Her Excellency Penny Williams. The memorandum is a manifestation of the anger and dissatisfaction of the Malaysian people directed at the letter signed by 50 Australian Members of Parliament to the Malaysian High Commissioner to Australia, which urged that the sodomy charges against Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim be dropped - an act perceived as interference in our domestic affairs.

A peaceful congregation of over 500 people, including my Deputy YB Dato' Razali Ibrahim and Leader of MIC Youth, Mohan Thangarasu, marched our way to the High Commission, upon which I was granted entry into the High Commission to hand over the memorandum to Her Excellency Penny Williams herself.

Below is the text of the said Memorandum of Protest:

17 February 2010

H.E. Penny Williams
Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia
Australian High Commission
6, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
50450 Kuala Lumpur

Your Excellency,


We, the Barisan Nasional Youth, together with other Malaysian youth organisations, hereby record our protest against the action of Michael Danby MP, chairman of the Australian foreign affairs parliamentary subcommittee, claiming to represent 50 Australian Members of Parliament (“MPs”), in sending a letter, dated 11 February 2010, (“the letter”) to the Malaysian High Commission in Australia regarding the ongoing trial of Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

We are shocked at the impudence of the letter in disregarding the rule of law and trampling upon the sacred principle of sovereignty that governs relations between nation states, by urging the Malaysian Government to drop the charges against Dato’ Seri Anwar. We would like to remind the MPs concerned that, Article 2 of the United Nations Charter spells out the principle of non-intervention in issues which are within the domestic jurisdiction of a state, in accordance with the principle of sovereign equality between all member states.

We would also like to point out that Australia, as a signatory to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, has committed itself to the respecting the sovereignty of other signatory states and for the right of each state to lead its national existence free from external interference.

There can be no dispute that the trial of a Malaysian citizen – in a Malaysian court under Malaysian law – falls completely within the sphere of Malaysia’s domestic jurisdiction.

We note that in the said letter, the Australian MPs recorded their respect for the fact that sodomy is a crime in Malaysia. We demand that they extend the same respect to the Malaysian judicial system, to act in accordance with the rule of law and to adjudicate with justice and equality.

As such, we further condemn, in the strongest manner possible, the insinuation that the charges against Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim were concocted to advance the political goals of the Barisan Nasional Federal Government. In the absence of any evidence whatsoever, this is an unwarranted and extremely reckless charge to level, and sets a dangerous precedent for international relations.

In the spirit of improving relations between our two countries and in the hope of a speedy resolution to this conflict, we hereby urge the following measures:

1. Michael Danby and the other signatories to immediately retract the letter to the Malaysian High Commission in Australia;

2. Michael Danby to issue, on behalf of the Australian foreign affairs parliamentary subcommittee, an unequivocal apology for disrespecting Malaysia’s rule of law and sovereignty, and suggesting that the Malaysian Government is interfering with the judicial process; and

3. The Australian Prime Minister, Hon. Kevin Rudd, to issue a statement reproaching the actions of the Members of Parliament and reaffirming the Australian Government’s respect for Malaysia’s rule of law and sovereignty.

We hope this memorandum has conveyed the severity of the anger that the letter has generated among the Malaysian public who have no quarrel with the Australian people. We have strong economic, educational and social linkages that both countries want to further develop. Nonetheless a blatant act of insensitivity, insult and interference as demonstrated by this letter can only be met with the strongest condemnation and protest from Malaysians.

Thank you.

On behalf of Barisan Nasional Youth and other Malaysian youth organisations present,

Khairy Jamaluddin MP
Chairman of Barisan Nasional Youth


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pemuda Anjur Demonstrasi Serah Memorandum Bantahan Ke Kedutaan Australia 17 Februari Ini

Pemuda UMNO akan menganjurkan satu demonstrasi pada 17 Februari ini bagi menyerahkan memorandum bantahan kepada Kedutaan Australia berikutan kebiadapan 50 Ahli Parlimen negara itu yang menggesa Kerajaan Malaysia menggugurkan kes liwat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim

Demonstrasi tersebut yang kan dketuai Ketua Pemuda UMNO Malaysia, Khairy Jamaluddin akan diadakan di luar Kedutaan Australia di Jalan Yap Kwan Seng bermula jam 9.30 pagi.

Justeru semua pihak dijemput hadir beramai-ramai untuk mempertahankan maruah dan kedaulatan negara.

Malaysia negara merdeka. Malaysia negara berdaulat. Negara asing tiada hak campurtangan dalam urusan dalaman.


Kenyataan Akhbar Pergerakan Pemuda UMNO Negeri Pulau Pinang

Kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat Negeri Pulau Pinang di bawah kepimpinan YAB Lim Guan Eng kini umpama cacing kepanasan yang sedang mencuba pelbagai helah memutar belitkan fakta untuk terus membohongi rakyat sejurus daripada pendedahan surat Pejabat Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang bertarikh 5 Februari 2010 oleh Pergerakan Pemuda UMNO (Pemuda UMNO) menerusi blog Saudara Khairy Jamaluddin.

Keadaan ini amat berbeza jika dibandingkan sebelum ini dengan YAB Lim Guan Eng kelihatan begitu lantang menepis dan mempersendakan kenyataan dari pelbagai pihak dan laporan media mengenai pembatalan perarakan Maulidur Rasul di Pulau Pinang.

Dalam usaha memutarbelitkan fakta ini, Kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat Pulau Pinang telah dilihat mengambil beberapa tindakan berikut : -

PERTAMA, pada 13 Februari 2010, Abdul Malek Abul Kasim, selaku Exco yang terbabit bagi portfolio Agama Islam, telah tampil menyatakan bahawa kandungan surat yang dikeluarkan oleh Pejabat Setiausaha Kerajaa Negeri itu hanyalah satu cetusan idea mengenai penyusunan program sambutan Maulidur Rasul peringkat negeri.

KEDUA, Manakala pada 14 Februari pula, YAB Lim Guan Eng telah dilaporkan oleh sebuah akhbar internet bahawa sebenarnya terdapat tiga surat yang telah dihantar berkenaan sambutan Maulidur Rasul peringkat Negeri Pulau Pinang. Menurut beliau, surat pertama bertarikh 13 Januari 2010, kedua – pada 15 Januari untuk pihak masjid dan organisasi berkaitan Agama Islam bagi mendapat pandangan berkenaan sambutan Majlis Maulidur Rasul dan surat yang terakhir pula bertarikh 12 Februari – berkenaan keputusan untuk mengadakan perarakan dan majlis sambutan.

Daripada segala kenyataan-kenyataan ini, Pemuda UMNO Pulau Pinang ingin menjelaskan bahawa : -

[1] Bermula dari kenyataan Abdul Malek, penjelasan beliau bukan sahaja telah membuktikan kesahihan salinan surat berkenaan malah menunjukkan pembohongan dan sandiwara berterusan pihak Kerajaan Negeri. Ini kerana, surat tersebut dengan jelas dan amat terang sekali telah menyatakan bahawa Jawatankuasa Induk Majlis Sambutan Maulidur Rasul Peringkat Pulau Pinang telah memutuskan untuk membatalkan perarakan tradisi Maulidur Rasul di dalam mesyuaratnya pada 3 Februari lalu.

Itu adalah satu pembatalan mutlak.

Oleh itu, surat berkenaan dihantar untuk memaklumkan pihak terbabit tentang pembatalan perarakan Maulidur Rasul peringkat negeri serta bagi menjemput wakil-wakil untuk suatu majlis gantian yang diberi nama Majlis Perhimpunan Ummah. Tidak ada langsung sebarang rujukan tentang perbincangan mahupun proses percenaan idea di dalam surat yang ditandatangani oleh Timbalan Setiausaha Kerajaan itu.

Malah, jika dilihat kepada atur cara Majlis Perhimpunan Ummah yang bakal diadakan, Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang juga telah memberhentikan tradisi penganugerahan Tokoh Maulidur Rasul bagi rakyat negeri Pulau Pinang.

[2] Kenyataan YAB Lim Guan Eng pula amat bercanggah sekali. Pertama sekali beliau telah dilaporkan oleh akhabr internet berkenaan bahawa surat yang dirujuk oleh YB Ketua Pemuda UMNO dan juga pihak lain adalah surat kedua yang bertarikh 15 Januari 2010. Kenyataan ini bukan sahaja menyalahi fakta kerana Saudara Khairy merujuk kepada surat dari Pejabat Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri yang bertarikh 5 Februari – dan bukannya 15 Januari 2010. Surat 5 Februari itu ditujukan kepada ketua-ketua jabatan serta agensi peringkat persekutuan, negeri dan pihak berkuasa tempatan – bukannya kepada masjid dan badan atau organisasi berkaitan Agama Islam.

Keduanya pula, tiada langsung ayat atau maksud di dalam surat 5 Februari yang merujuk kepada usaha perbincangan atau ransangan idea untuk sambutan Majlis Maulidur Rasul peringkat Pulau Pinang sebagaimana yang dihuraikan oleh YAB Lim Guan Eng.

Ketiganya, terdapat perselisihan rujukan surat oleh YAB Lim Guan Eng selaku Ketua Menteri dan Exco beliau, Abdul Malek Abu Kassim. YAB Lim merujuk kepada surat 15 Januari 2010 dan Abdul Malek pula kepada surat 5 Februari 2010. Ini umpama tiada ketelusan dan profesionalisme di dalam pentadbiran YAB Lim Guan Eng yang dikatakan menjurus kepada Cekap, Akauntabiliti dan Telus.

Lanjutan itu, kini, kredibiliti dan ketelusan Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang di bawah kepimpinan YAB Lim Guan Eng sudah tercalar dengan penafian dan sandiwara mereka tentang satu perkara yang sudah terang lagi bersuluh bagi seluruh rakyat Malaysia, amnya, dan Pulau Pinang, khususnya.

Rakyat Pulau Pinang ini telah melihat betapa tidak cekapnya, betapa tiada akauntabilitinya serta betapa tidak ada ketelusannya pentadbiran YAB Lim Guan Eng di Pulau Pinang, yang disanjung oleh Parti Islam sebagai pemimpin ala Khalifah Umar Abdul Aziz. Malahan, tindakan bagi menyelitkan aturcara perarakan sambutan Maulidur Rasul adalah satu usaha yang tidak ubah seperti tindakan susulan bagi menyelamatkan diri, selepas reaksi dan protes rakyat yang beragama Islam di Pulau Pinang.

Di dalam kesibukan YAB Lim Guan Eng berusaha meminda sejarah, Pemuda UMNO Pulau Pinang menyeru seluruh rakyat Pulau Pinang bersatu bagi melakar masa hadapan kita bersama.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Menteri Kemajuan Luar Bandar dan Wilayah mencuba untuk menggoreng burger dalam lawatan yang turut disertai oleh Ketua Penerangan UMNO, Datuk Ahmad Maslan; Ketua Pergerakan Pemuda

UMNO, Khairy Jamaluddin; Naib Ketua Pemuda UMNO, Datuk Razali Ibrahim; Ahli Parlimen
Jerlun, Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir dan Timbalan Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan UMNO Kedah, Datuk Paduka Ahmad Bashah Md. Hanipah.

Gotong royong memperbaiki rumah kampung - Jerlun 5 Februari 2010

Semoga menjadi contoh dan isyarat kepada pemuda semua.... PEMUDA TETAP BERSATU....


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Menyokong Penuh Tindakan Datuk Razali Ibrahim

Tahniah diucapkan kepada Naib Ketua Pemuda UMNO Malaysia, YB Datuk Razali Ibrahim yang telah mengeluarkan kenyataan untuk menjelaskan apa sebenarnya berlaku pada mesyuarat Exco Pemuda UMNO tempoh hari. Datuk Razali telah menafikan sejelas-jelasnya ada sebarang tuntutan untuk YB KP UMNO Malaysia letak jawatan. Inilah contoh Naib Ketua Pemuda... yang ikhlas dan jujur kerana mementingkan institusi parti daripada keuntungan diri. Kita semua tahu kalau Naib Ketua Pemuda 'nakal', nescaya beliau dah boleh ambil kesempatan dengan berdiam diri dan mengambil pendekatan "tunggu dan lihat". Khairy Jatuh jatuh saje, boleh untung.

Tapi alhamdulillah, NKP ini pun Pemuda Beradat juga walaupun asal Muar dan bukan Rembau. Dengan mengeluarkan kenyataan membidas blogger-blogger yang menjaja cerita dongeng, beliau telah menampilkan kepimpinan dan keikhlasan dalam perjuangan. Tahniah Datuk Razali!


Video - Pemuda Prihatin dengan semangat 1 MALAYSIA

Syabas YB KJ, mengambil sikap prihatin dan bertanggungjawab terhadap kesusahan rakyat... Sikap beginilah yang kita mahu sebagai pemimpin agar disayangi oleh rakyat jelata...

Program Pemuda Prihatin menterjemahkan peranan Pemuda UMNO dalam menjuarai isu-isu dan permasalahan masyarakat tanpa mengira AGAMA dan BANGSA selaras dengan GAGASAN 1 MALAYSIA "Rakyat Didahulukan, Percapaian Diutamakan"...


Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Sokong berikan jawatan Menteri kepada KJ dan gugurkan salah satu diantara Nazri Aziz dan Zahid Hamidi yang tidak lagi perform

Banyak laman blog menulis meminta KJ letak jawatan Ketua Pemuda UMNO. Saya juga turut menulis begitu beberapa hari lalu. Namun setelah membaca banyak laman-laman blog yang mengeluarkan kenyataan serupa membuat saya merasa ada konspirasi yang ingin melenyapkan KJ dari persada politik tanah air.

Saya juga menemui beberapa laman blog yang cenderung dan menyokong KJ. Saya terbaca juga beberapa kenyataan dari Nazri Aziz dan Zahid Hamidi yang kalau tak silap saya mencadangkan supaya KJ diberikan jawatan dalam kabinet. Kenapa tidak? Kenapa tidak dikosongkan kerusi kabinet oleh salah satu dari mereka ini untuk diberikan kepada KJ bagi menguji keberkesanan KJ. Kita pun sudah maklum setakat mana keberkesanan kedua-dua menteri berkenaan tetapi kita belum menguji KJ.

Justru, mungkin boleh dicadangkan salah satu diantara kedua menteri berkenaan dilucutkan jawatannya bagi memberikan laluan kepada KJ. Mungkin pilihan pertama adalah menteri yang mulutnya celupar itu yang patut disingkirkan dulu. KJ lebuh muda, lebih ghairah dan bersemangat untuk beretugas dan membuktikan keupayaannya, septutnyalah dia diberikan peluang. Sepatutnya jugalah Nazri atau Zahid berundur secara sukarela bagi memberi KJ peluang.

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Sokong YBKJ KPPUM diberi peluang menjawat sebarang jawatan menjadi menteri kabinet di mana-mana kementerian. Tetapi bukan untuk mengantikan Nazri mahupun Zahid... kerana apa? Kalau kita nak menilai prestasi kedua-dua pak Menteri atas ni rasanya tak adil melangkau jawatan Koh Tsu Koon. Biarlah dia buat kerja dengan tenang tanpa tekanan. Kerana beliau layak dan kerana itu PM bagi dia jawatan tu. selagi beliau berpuashati dengan prestasi Nazri dan Zahid, kenapa ada yang pandai-pandai kata dua pak Menteri ni tak lagi perform??? cakap ikut perasaan kot....

Braveheart ni teman tengok banyak kosong faktanya dan lebih kepada konsfirasi dan komplot.... teman kadang-kadang ternampak dan faham niat sesetengah bloggers (-merujuk beberapa bloggers yang menggunakan kebebasan menulis secara melampau) yang menulis ayat-ayat mengkritik pemimpin UMNO secara terbuka. Ghairah menemplak pada hal berikrar memperjuangkan Parti UMNO. Tiadalah parti tanpa pemimpin. pemimpin yang ada menang bertanding.... jgn nafikan undi perwakilan hari tu dgn menuduh dan kritik macam2 pemimpin dalaman.

Andai nak kita kritik dan hentam, seberang sana ramai sangat pemimpin Pakatan Republik (PR) yang bebas dan tak dihentam oleh bloggers UMNO. (takkan bloggers UMNO dah buta mata dan buta hati?).... Teman sebenarnya kadang2 tak faham dengan niat Bloggers@GoBloggers jenis ni yang ghairah menulis mengkritik tak kira pemimpin dalaman mahupun pemimpin PR. Nak kata bloggers jenis ni bebas dan berkecuali, apa makna logo-logo parti dan yang berunsur menyokong kerajaan. open your eyes and think about that. SAYA MENGAKU SAYA AHLI UMNO DAN MENYOKONG PEMIMPIN UMNO.

cakap2 bising.... tapi tak tahu diam.

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Khairy selar Azmin tuduh ahli UMNO bakar gereja

Ketua Pergerakan Pemuda UMNO, Khairy Jamaluddin menyelar Naib Presiden Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Mohamed Azmin Ali kerana menuduh ahli pergerakan itu terlibat dalam insiden membakar gereja di sekitar Lembah Klang, baru-baru ini.

Beliau berkata, tuduhan Azmin itu bukan sahaja menunjukkan PKR berniat mempolitikkan insiden berkenaan malah ia juga tindakan yang tidak bertanggungjawab kerana mendahului siasatan polis.

Menurut beliau, sekiranya benar sekali pun empat suspek yang direman itu merupakan ahli UMNO, ia tetap tidak sepatutnya dipolitikkan sebaliknya semua pihak perlu mengutamakan kepentingan negara.

"Pendirian UMNO jelas iaitu kami mengutuk sekeras-kerasnya perbuatan menyerang mana-mana rumah ibadat kerana ia boleh menjejaskan keharmonian yang dikecapi selama ini.

"Malah, kerajaan sendiri menyatakan komitmen jitu untuk mendakwa sesiapa sahaja yang bertanggungjawab tanpa mengira ideologi politik,'' katanya pada sidang akhbar selepas merasmikan mesyuarat khas exco Pergerakan Pemuda UMNO di sini hari ini.

Beliau diminta mengulas mengenai tuduhan terbuka Naib Presiden PKR itu yang mendakwa ahli UMNO menjadi dalang di sebalik serangan ke atas gereja di Desa Melawati.

Azmin dalam dakwaannya berkata, beliau mempunyai bukti yang cukup mengenai pembabitan empat suspek berkenaan dan akan mendedahkan semuanya dalam masa terdekat.

Sementara itu, Khairy mencabar Azmin mengemukakan bukti terhadap dakwaannya jika benar empat daripada lapan suspek yang kini ditahan reman oleh polis merupakan ahli UMNO.

"Tuduhan beliau adalah sesuatu yang tidak bertanggungjawab. Adalah tidak patut UMNO atau institusi lain dipersalahkan dalam isu sensitif ini.

"Sikap Azmin yang gemar menangguk di air keruh membukti beliau dan pemimpin pembangkang yang lain langsung tidak memikirkan soal kepentingan negara sebaliknya lebih gemar mencari publisiti politik murahan,'' katanya.

Ketika ditanya mengenai gesaan Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa (Perkasa) supaya kerajaan menguatkuasakan undang-undang pencegahan bagi meredakan ketegangan ekoran rentetan serangan terhadap rumah ibadat, Khairy memberitahu, buat masa ini undang-undang tersebut tidak perlu.

Katanya, masih banyak undang-undang lain yang boleh diguna pakai bagi mendakwa mana-mana pihak yang cuba menimbulkan provokasi melalui sentimen keagamaan.

"Apa yang penting, kita perlu bagi ruang kepada polis untuk melakukan siasatan dan seterusnya mendakwa mereka yang terlibat,'' katanya.

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