Umno Youth’s delusions


— Ahmad Ashraf
The Malaysian Insider
Dec 01, 2012

DEC 1 — When it comes to talk, very few can match Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin. After all, he used to host a talk show. And today, he displayed his prowess when saying Umno is winning the battle for the hearts and minds of Malaysian youth.

However, the country’s “richest unemployed young man,” as dubbed by Lim Kit Siang, is just talking up his achievements.

Is Umno popular among the young? Khairy says results of the recent campus elections reflects youth acceptance of Umno, where 18 out of 20 elections were won by the pro-government Pro-Aspirasi groups.

Well, the government-backed undergraduates won in elections where rules were stacked against those linked to opposition. In Universiti Malaya and the International Islamic University, where attempts to influence results failed, the pro-opposition candidates swept to power.

Care to explain that, Khairy?

Also, why resort to social media to measure Umno’s popularity? Aren’t most followers fake or phantom accounts, especially in the Twitterverse? They are just eggs without tweets and set up on the same date with the same followers and following the same people.

Of course, you can say Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak has over 1.25 million fans on Facebook, and over one million followers on Twitter while Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim only has around 400,000 Facebook fans, and around 200,000 Twitter followers.

That’s what the statistics say. But have you seen the number of likes and dislikes for the recent Google+ hangout? Did you see the number of likes and dislikes for Najib until all YouTube videos of the event had to be made private?

It was embarrassing for the prime minister and the minions who had convinced him that he is popular. And now you say he is popular and that is proof the youth are backing Barisan Nasional (BN).

I had high hopes for you, Khairy, and in some ways, I still do.

So, please make full use of your foreign education and privileged birth by talking about issues that matter, not some kind of lame propaganda for Umno to thank you for the youth vote.

Don’t delude yourself and Umno into thinking you have the youth vote. You don’t. Work hard for it, as hard as Najib is going around the country to keep up support for BN.

Najib needs allies who can tell him the facts and not blow smoke into his eyes. He isn’t the Emperor with his new clothes with sycophantic courtiers. Get your facts right and go out there to get support, not blow your trumpet that the youth vote is with BN.

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  1. #1 by Noble House on Monday, 3 December 2012 - 3:00 am

    When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over times, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic. Let me quote: ~

    “And now the whole nation … pulpit and all … will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open. Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.”: Mark Twain.

    KJ should do well with a Gangnam Style!

  2. #2 by Godfather on Monday, 3 December 2012 - 6:45 am

    Special Branch confirms that youths are more likely to vote against the incumbent, and that’s what Umno is scared of. They have to resort to chest thumping to try to reinforce their insecurity.

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Monday, 3 December 2012 - 8:05 am

    Honestly i still fail to see why the college students did not vote more overwhelmingly for opposition..So many of them have PTPN loans they don’t want to pay. Why would they NOT vote to get rid of it?

    The answer simply must be they still see that their job and career prospect is with the UMNO/BN govt. These graduates are not confident of getting a job themselves in the open market. Its a sad state of affairs so many of these young people just starting out which this nation depends on for productivity, independence and leadership, plan to follow a path of dependency..

  4. #4 by yhsiew on Monday, 3 December 2012 - 8:32 am

    ///And today, he displayed his prowess when saying Umno is winning the battle for the hearts and minds of Malaysian youth.///

    It is obvious that Khairy Jamaluddin was trying to score political credit for himself so as to ensure he would be a “winnable candidate”.

  5. #5 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Monday, 3 December 2012 - 9:20 am

    What one hairy monkey!

  6. #6 by sheriff singh on Monday, 3 December 2012 - 10:42 am

    A deluded man trying to plead with whatever is left of his troops. A Churchill he certainly ain’t, not even this great man’s shadow.

    He should just go back to koktoking on some morning show with the teletubbies or with the little purple-bluish people.

  7. #7 by Godfather on Monday, 3 December 2012 - 11:09 am

    This is Hairy’s last hurrah as Youth Chief. He won’t be a candidate for the next GE as the anti-Badawi factions will see to it.

  8. #8 by Winston on Monday, 3 December 2012 - 12:09 pm

    They can talk their heads off!
    With the wide expose of their vile deeds, what is there of any substance that they can talk about?
    Rehashing their lies about the opposition will most certainly put them in a poorer light!
    Boasting about their “achievements” will make them clowns because their achievements in the fields of corruption, scams and scandals are far too well known to Malaysians by now.
    Even in the hinterlands of East Malaysia!!!
    For most Malaysians, the die is cast!
    And that is for the scums in UMNO/BN to die!
    And they have been very obliging all this while by digging their own graves!

  9. #9 by sheriff singh on Monday, 3 December 2012 - 12:22 pm

    UMNO Youth. A bunch of deluded, confused kids.

  10. #10 by Godfather on Monday, 3 December 2012 - 12:24 pm

    Wasn’t it Reezal Naina Marican, another Youth nitwit, who said that UMNO is God’s chosen party ?

  11. #11 by tuahpekkong on Monday, 3 December 2012 - 3:20 pm

    Nothing more than an attempt to boost UMNO’s morale, just like you have to psych up the soldiers before they go to the battlefield to convince them that they are fighting for a noble cause and they can win the war. In any case, it is better when UMNO youths are delusional rather than when they are confrontational.

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