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Tan Keng Liang shouldn’t forget, the candidate of Prime Ministership for BN is not decided by Gerakan. It is always its supremo UMNO who will “hold the mic” and decide the PM

Bravo to Gerakan Youth for reaffirming the scandal-prone Najib Razak as their one and only candidate for Prime Minister.

Gerakan Youth Chief, Tan Keng Liang was reported to have claimed that BN has always had a clear leader and prime minister candidate, which is the incumbent Prime Minister Najib Razak.

It takes great courage for Gerakan Youth to continue pledging support to the current Prime Minister, Najib Razak, even until after GE14. This shows that Gerakan Youth’s loyalty to UMNO is above everything else, even it is against the wish of Malaysians in general, and despite the fact that Najib Razak is indeed the “Malaysia Official 1” named in the US DOJ suit, as admitted by UMNO Minister, Abdul Rahman Dahlan.

However, Tan shouldn’t forget, the candidate of Prime Ministership for Barisan Nasional is not decided by Gerakan. It is always its supremo UMNO who will “hold the mic” and decide the Prime Minister. Whether it is Najib Razak, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi or Hishamuddin Hussein, it will be decided by UMNO.

Gerakan Youth should take that courage and channel it in the right direction. The people of Malaysia are looking for answers to the 1MDB scandal and bring those responsible to face legal consequences. That is something Gerakan Youth has chosen to ignore.

Furthermore, MCA and Gerakan probably think that they have a godsend against DAP after the announcement of the PH leadership structure, by claiming that DAP is sidelined in the said leadership lineup.

We wish to remind MCA and Gerakan that DAP is neither sidelined nor does DAP dominate Pakatan Harapan. Pakatan Harapan is a coalition of political equals where none of the 4 parties exercise hegemony ala UMNO in BN.

The biggest difference between UMNO and PH is that PH operates on the principle of consensus. The 4 parties in PH may have differences of opinions but the ultimate decision will be made by consensus. In contrast, who makes decision in BN? It is UMNO, and the subservience and pledge of allegiance of the non-UMNO component parties in BN for Najib Razak in the case of 1MDB scandals has demonstrated that blind loyalty extremely clearly!

Wong Kah Woh
DAPSY National Chief & SA for Canning
Media statement by Wong Kah Woh in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, 16th July 2017