Despite a shock defeat in the 14th general elections, UMNO party still fails to listen to the voices of the people, Former Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) said in a series of tweets.
He said that as UMNO continues to play the racial sentiments and stir racial issues, besides focussing only on the issue of Former Prime Minister Najib Razak who is under heavy investigations related to money laundering and embezzlement of state fund (1MDB).
“Since the Umno elections ended, what is my party doing? Playing with racial sentiments, collecting donations for our former president and repeating it again.
“It isn’t wrong for us to stand in solidarity with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, but that shouldn’t be the only thing that the “new Umno” is offering,” he said.
Khairy was referring to some UMNO members who were busy collecting donation to pay for Najib`s court bail, and who were also stirring up racial sentiments among the Malays following the appointment of non-Muslims into top positions in the government.
“If our capital for the 15th General Election is to provoke Malays with the issues of non-Malay appointments as the Attorney-General, Chief Justice and such, then forget about taking back Putrajaya.
“If we are headed right, we will be finished within 10-15 years. The centrist approach isn’t easy and it will be a challenge for the grassroots to comprehend. But that is the only path available for us to survive,” said Khairy
“I don’t believe in the manifestation of racism that became even more prevalent after the party elections,” he added.