Sunday, November 19, 2006

Now Umno Youth Attempts To Smooth Ruffled Feathers.

After the emotion-charged high drama that was the Umno General Assembly, the Youth Wing has embarked on its own damage control exercise. Probably realizing that the proceedings had gone perhaps a 'little' overboard in the rhetoric department, the movement's Vice Chief Khairy Jamaluddin expressed confidence that BN counterparts can accept that the sensitive issues discussed at the Assembly are something normal at an internal party gathering.

He, however, said that Umno Youth would meet its BN counterparts over the matter to iron out any potential misunderstanding so that it did not become a problem during the next general election. He said that the debates became an issue as this year's Umno general assembly was televised live for the first time.

"Those who have never seen the assembly before will be shocked by the no holds barred debates when delegates spoke on religion and race," he told reporters. He said that what was expressed during the assembly were the feelings of the grassroot and not about conflicts the partners had, as they (components) had a good relationship based on mutual respect. Khairy said that everyone had heard Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's assurance that the government would be fair to all in its administration.

Khairy also said that those who were uneasy with the nature of the debates during the assembly were groups who were unfamiliar with political assemblies.

"While the debates were hot, the spirit of consensus in the BN will not be affected, as we are committed to it. MCA, MIC and others understand this," he said.

***** I hope that Khairy is correct and the spirit of consensus between the component parties is not in any way jeopardized. While the Assembly proceedings definitely exceeded the vehemence of previous years, Khairy's clarification, explanation and conciliatory tone, albeit after the fact, is still a welcome gesture by the Youth Wing. I know a lot of people will have a lot of things to say about this apparent turnaround by the youths, but instead of angrily spurning the eleventh hour offer of "we're still friends," the other component parties should take this opportunity to 'educate' the Pemuda on proper behaviour and conduct in inter-party relations.

Such an attitude of give and take on the part of the component parties may well usher in a more calm and happier 2007. If even at this late stage the youths of Umno are still willing to come down a notch or two then it's advisable to reciprocate accordingly for the betterment of the Barisan. It must be borne in mind that in the slightly 'twisted' style of Malaysian politics, things are often said by all sides which they do not mean or are meant for the consumption of a particular target group. I would like to think that a majority of our politicians are for national unity and despite the rough and tough talk, many of them are reasonable men and women who have the welfare of the nation at heart and wouldn't overtly do anything to jeopardize our future or that of the country we love and call home.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bullshit Malaysian, these idiots in UMNO Youth know nothing but to attract a lot of attention to themselves, knowing fully well they are on national tv.
Why all that bull talk if they dont mean it anyway ??When a gurkha takes out his sword he'll never put it back without blood, even if it is his own!Guess Krishamudin has no balls, right ? Are they trying to outdo each other to see who can sound the meanest ?And mind you they are not grassroots... please these are 'wet behind the ears'idiotic children of 2nd generation, Indonesian immigrants, who have no love of a plural society. We grew up with Chinese, Malays and Indians in this country, so there was never a need to sound so voilent !What happened to ADAB ??
The Malay race was one of the most friendly and warm peoples on this earth. Yes very calm and inviting.. Not anymore and you know why ? Because these are kids of Indonesian Immigrants brought in after May 13th of 1969 !They dont know how to live with others but themselves.. thats why all these corruption, rape, robbery and hatred.
Thank God for a few outspoken and educated lot these kids try to make ammends to all the theaterics of the UMNO meetings of the past week. Reality sets in and they realise that they need the 'others' to make a living in this plural country of ours. !Sheeesh...!

a pissed-off Malaysian.

9:12 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is happening to this country? Are all non-bumis have become second class citizens? Have we lost our right to voice our concern? Can these arrogant UMNOPUTRAS can just bash us as much as like and right in the end try some lame niceties in their final speech and expect us to just forget whatever happened during those few days?

If we say something, its wrong because in can lead to racial unrest; but they can take turn to critise, warn, threaten others to their liking.

My vote goes to the opposition the next time around. I don't care even if it is PAS!

10:08 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous smallVoice said...

So u see they r never sincere, they don't mean what they say afterall those blastings to non Malay, esp the chinese, throughout the 5-day meeting. Why the PM and KJ didn't say so during that period? I can only be convinced that they never mean good to non-Malay. In their agenda, they don't care abt other races. Our PM is ony for the Melayu, not Malaysians so as for UMNO, they only fight for their race, not Malaysians. "I don't hv to apologise as I am fighting for my own race." Remember?

11:18 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The disgusting thing is that these UMNO people can say all kinds of sensitive things about others and seemingly its ok. But they don't take it too kindly if its the other way round. Please,you purport to practise a religion that teaches fairness and justice. Remember, Action speaks loudly than words lah.

3:57 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a shame! How could these things happen while our "MR NICE GUY" still in power? Or is he forgotten the fact that he is the leader of all Malaysians? We well aware that Mr.PM is trying his best to gain back the support of Malays especially after Tun questioned his credibility’s, but don’t you think as a mature politician and as a PM to a multiracial society, our Mr.PM should have react more rationally? Why blame others for your own weaknesses?

"Biar Berapi-api, tapi jangan sampai terbakar" that was the PM's massage to the delegates.
Please Mr.PM, next time you maybe want to say this, "Biar berhati-hati, jangan sampai terbakar"

12:15 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the past 30yrs i haven't seen a show with superb actions followed by racial remarks and hammerings on the non-malays by the UMNO youth leaders performing

building with a 3rd class mentallity which was live telecasted to the public by astro directed by the UMNO youth leaders

of 2006

4:04 PM GMT+8  

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