The regrets of the UMNO Youth Chief, Khairy Jamaluddin is too little and too late.
Khairy wishes that he had told former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak about how the grassroots had rejected Umno following the sacking of Muhyiddin Yassin and Mohd Shafie Apdal.
“We didn’t want to bell the cat,” the Umno Youth chief told Channel News Asia.
“Nobody, after Muhyiddin was purged, after Shafie was purged… Nobody wanted to acknowledge we have a problem. That was a terrible mistake on our part.
“Was there a signal? Yes, there were clear signals but we became oblivious to the signals.
“This must not happen again, we must not ever allow our leaders in Umno to be detached from reality and not ask tough questions. If we continue with our feudal mindset of protecting the leader from the truth, Umno will go extinct.”
Is Khairy now prepared to bell the cat? Has he seen “clear signals” now?
Apparently not, for is as clear as day that Khairy is studiously avoiding the issue of 1MDB scandal and Malaysia being tarred with the epithet of a global kleptocracy.
Is Khairy prepared to accept the verdict of the Malaysian voters, regardless of race, religion and region in the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018 and their strong judgment against the 1MDB scandal and Malaysia suffering international odium and ignominy for degenerating into a “global kleptocracy” under his watch in the past three years?
Will Khairy make amends and requisition the UMNO Supreme Council and the Barisan Nasional Supreme Council to meet urgently, and all former Ministers and MPs, to tender abject public apology for their betrayal of the nation’s trust in not speaking up against the 1MDB scandal and when Malaysia was stained with the epithet of “global kleptocracy”?