PETALING JAYA – Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi) Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has defended Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement claiming that Khairy Jamaluddin is qualified to be the Umno president.
Syed Saddiq said the statement made by its chairman was not sarcasm but instead was a challenge to Khairy to contest the Umno top post.
“To be honest, I don’t think that is sarcasm because I have watched the video where Tun made that statement. I know when he is being sarcastic, the way he speaks and smiles is also different. I think that is a challenge to Khairy. Whether he wants to accept it or not, that is his right,” he told Sinar Harian.
Previously, the Prime Minister said that Khairy is qualified to hold the Umno president’s post.
Syed Saddiq, also the Muar MP, added that he too thought that Khairy should have contested the Umno president’s position a long time ago. – Sinar Harian