The three young future country leaders, former Selangor MB Datuk Seri Dr Khir Toyo, Umno Youth Deputy Chief Khairy Jamaluddin and Jerlun MP Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir recently expressed their governance views on a TV series.
One of the three will certainly be the next Umno Youth Chief. And thus, their political views attracted extra attentions from the public. However, their remarks in the show shocked me and these future leaders scared me.
Particularly Dr Khir. How do you think the former Selangor MB, who have lost his state regime in the 8 March 2008 general elections, makes a self-examination?
His reasoning was, Umno lost support because the party's Malay racism and Islamism are not yet fully carried out. He believed that as long as Umno further promotes Malay agenda and Islamic policies, the party will be able to turn the tide in the next general elections.
If you think these are already the most extreme and absurd remarks, you are wrong. Dr Khir has always been unexpected. He said that it is a desecration to the Malay Privileges to allow non-Malays enjoy the same status as Malays. Similarly, non-Muslims should not enjoy the same status as Muslims.
Attention! The remarks were not made in the Umno General Assembly. Instead, the remarks, meant to dedicate to the whole nation, were made in a TV series last month on 17 February.
It was the inspiration Dr Khir got from the 8 March 2008 general elections: Umno must be more rightist to draw closer to Malay Sovereignty and Islamism.
Dr Khir still did not understand that the Selangor BN suffered a great loss was because the people could no longer tolerate Malay racism and theocracy. Also, they could no longer tolerate a corrupt, power abuse, bias and extreme government. And he was the then state government leader.
After the collapse of the Selangor state government, Dr Khir wished to revive in a new guise by making use of Umno Youth, so that he could extend his political life, expand his territory and realise his ambitions.
According to the current situation, he has the highest chance. Don't ask me why, it is an Umno's tradition.
And we heard that Umno wants to reform and BN is going to restructure. Yes, under the leadership of Dr Khir.
By: Tay Tian Yan, Translated by: Soong Phui Jee - Sin Chew Daily