BUTTERWORTH – Umno presidential candidate Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) has said that he does not want to be treated as a “political god” if he wins the party’s top post.
“I do not want absolute power, I want to be criticised if I do something wrong.
“I have spoken to the newly-elected Umno Youth chief Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki to call me out if I do something wrong if I am president,” he said to a roaring crowd.
Khairy said this during his meeting with Penang Umno members at the Safira Club in Seberang Jaya on Thursday (June 28).
He apologised for not speaking up on wrongdoings when he was the Umno Youth chief, and said that party polls must be held every three years.
“This will enable the leadership to understand the voices of the party’s grassroots,” he said.
Khairy added that he plans to unite all Opposition MPs to ensure that Pakatan Harapan keeps to its election promises.
“We will be the shadow ministers and they will debate with a strong party that has the support of the people,” said Khairy.
He added that if he was chosen as the party president he would apologise to Malaysians on behalf of the party’s leadership, but would not make the party apologise.
“Those at the grassroots of Umno did not do anything wrong and have been honest in their dedication to the public,” he said.
The other candidates vying for the presidential post are acting Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Umno veteran leader Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, Bandar Tun Razak committee member Mohamed Iqbal Maricair and Iskandar Puteri member Mohd Yusof Musa @ Jamaluddin. – The Star Online