Khairy Jamaluddin's Umno Youth vs Pro-Israeli Companies.
Ever the realist, KJ said that the movement did not want to launch a boycott campaign as it had been ineffective in the past. "I will suggest that we distribute a list of the companies which are clear Israeli supporters according to their profits so that we are aware of who are helping Israel," he said.
He said the people should be informed of these companies so that they could use their right as consumers whether they wanted to continue using their products. He said if there was truth to the claim, the people must be told so they could make their own assessment whether they wanted to continue supporting the company which has a chain of shops in the country.
Khairy also said Umno Youth would continue with its protest against the Israeli atrocities by holding demonstrations throughout the country. He said it was important for Malaysians to continue voicing their protest against Israeli aggression on Palestine and Lebanon.
Khairy and Perak Umno Youth chief Zainol Fadzi Paharudin later led some 500 of the movement's members to hold a demonstration near the seminar venue to condemn Israel.
So apparently Khairy has decided to hitch his near political future with the Israel issue. At least now he will surely get a bit more positive press instead of the daily dose of 'KJ hate-mail' he's probably used to. That he is firmly in control of the Umno Youth movement now, is no more in doubt.
Post Script: The whereabouts of Umno Youth Chief Hishamuddin and his comments and opinion on the demonstration at KLCC as well as the latest developments in the movement are not known.