Is he indenial to the vocarious attacks Malays are under now?
It is one thing to be embrasive and fair to the other races but it is something else to claim Malay and Sabah and Sarawak Bumiputera have no special rights under the COnstitution.
Now that Khairy made open his stand on Malays and Bumiputera Special Rights, does that mean he is on the side of opposition critics who keep labeling UMNO and nationalist as racist everytime the mere mention of constitutional rights of the Malays are defended?
How do one relate Khairy's claim to continue with the Malay Agenda when he is an apologist to the other not legally justified left leaning and critical point of views?
It shows his Oxford pedigree is mere geometry set. Khairy has lost his soul as a Malay and does not deserve the Ketua Pemuda UMNO post.
The report below:
Khairy urges Malays to end siege mentality
By Adib Zalkapli
The Malaysian Insiders
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 — Khairy Jamaluddin urged Umno Youth members today to abandon its communal outlook and siege mentality, because constitutional provisions did not make Malays special.
He said instead that “it is the performance and achievements of Malays that will determine if we are” special or extraordinary.
“My dream is to one day see local institutions of higher education filled with Malays not because of quotas, but because Malays are there based on merit.
“Whilst we protect the quotas now, let us not forget that they are only supposed to aid us, and not be a lifeline for the Malays unto perpetuity. The Malay vision is not about defending quotas indefinitely, but to stand proud seeing Malays succeed on their own strengths.”
In his first policy speech as Umno Youth Chief, Khairy said Umno should move beyond the comfort zones of a communal party perspective.
He also appeared to be stopping the wing’s practice of pushing the party to the far right, adding that the Malay nationalist party cannot afford to be ideologically inconsistent.
“We are now at a crossroads of our cause, where we can choose to remain on the same path with the same style and methods.
“We can continue with the chest-thumping rhetoric, warning other races never to challenge this or that,” said Khairy to some 800 Umno Youth delegates.
“This option is easy, and may promise a measure of popularity within the party. But, we must ask ourselves, is this what Malaysians — Malays included — really want from Umno,” he added.
Khairy who won the Youth chief contest despite facing two opponents who were campaigning for Umno to be more exclusive, also told the wing’s delegates to embrace Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s message of unity.
“In this new context, do we want the President to speak about a transformation — removing barriers between races and communities — whilst Umno Youth stubbornly refuses to change, and instead, continues to voice something different from the President?” asked Khairy.
However Khairy said that Umno Youth will not abandon the Malay agenda but at the same time will assume the responsibility of leading other races too.
“Some may wonder if we should fight for other communities if they question our position as Malays. It is here that our leadership credentials will be tested,” he said.
“As the group of people given the responsibility and privilege to lead, Malays cannot simply follow the common beat — that would not be leadership. Instead, as leaders, Malays must rise above and go the extra mile,” he said.
He also called on Umno Youth leaders to get rid of their siege mentality and to look beyond Article 153 of the Federal Constitution that guarantees the special position of the Malays, adding that it is almost impossible to remove the constitutional provision.
“I speak of a generational challenge because for too long, Malays and Umno have been caught in a mindset that is negative and overly defensive,” said Khairy.
“We feel as though we are constantly under siege, and all our efforts appear to be channelled towards protecting the Malay special position. I urge Malays, beginning with the youth, to get out of this siege mentality,” he said.
Cynically speaking, Khairy is avoiding being under seige. As one former Group Editor of a major newspaper group text me, Khairy is under seige with his money politics conviction.
His statement could be interpreted as Khairy extending an ideological lifeline to PKR to receive him. Khairy has been attempting to win the heart of Pemuda grassroot but to no avail. It is a foregone conclusion that Khairy is a liability to the party.
The embrasive policy with Singapore by his father in law and believed himself to have a role has led to strategic compromises in security, commerce, and territory.
One example is Iskandar Development Region (IDR). The project claimed by Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as "his idea" but was actually conceived by Dr Vincent Lim and Dato Zaki Zahid had actually placed Johor and the nation playing second fiddle to Singapore.
It willingly invited Singapore to benefit while Johor only could savour the bread crumbs and bone soups.
It is the self realisation that arise from seige mentality among the critics that was the resolve to continue the fight against the Johor Corridor. That corridor is now a scam, sham and shame that could cost UMNO Johor votes in the next general election.
After more than two years, it has yet to show any progress but an overstaff and overpaid organisation, hundred of million of unnecessary spending of consultancy fees, and miles thick of studies with no prospect of implementation. Contracts for infrastructure building are overpriced.
Investors are pulling out. In a matter of time, IRDA would be changing praying direction from Mecca to Singapore and willing to give in to every Singapore's demand.
All this becasue some group of simplistic young punk devoid of any sense of history insisted and inflenced slumberjack for the past five years to end our seige mentality. Slowly the country is being sold lock, stock and barrel to Singapore and Western strategic interest.
If Pemuda agree with Khairy, we can kiss UMNO goodbye to the next layer of empty souls as leaders that are selfish and self serving!