Sep 5, 2006

Khairy to wait for BN meeting to explain

(The Star) MALACCA: Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin will wait for a Barisan Nasional Youth meeting to be convened to explain a remark attributed to him that component parties would take advantage of the situation if Umno became weak.

Umno Youth chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein is expected to set the date for the meeting.

“I'll wait for the date and we will discuss with Barisan Youth on how to strengthen unity, co-operation and relationship,” he told reporters after opening the Tangga Batu Umno Youth, Wanita and Puteri delegates conferences here yesterday.

He said the Barisan Youth meeting was the best forum to him to state the truth. “I don't want to discuss (the matter) in the newspapers because I know it's not constructive.”

Later speaking at the delegates meeting, Khairy said that a balanced income should be the party’s main agenda and there was no time for other petty issues.

“It has been 20 years and the nation is well developed in the industrial sector and others, but in comparison with the other races, Malays are still left far behind,” he said.

“We really want to see the improvement of the Malays, that’s why I voiced my suggestion,” he said, adding that the Government could consider studying the income gap among races.

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