MCA Youth turns down Umno Youth’s rally invite

By Kow Gah Chie
Jun 17, 11 | MalaysiaKini

MCA Youth has turned down its Umno counterpart’s invitation to join them in the July 9 street rally in the belief that such activities would be detrimental to the national economy.

MCA Youth chief Wee Ka Siong said at a press conference at the MCA headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today that though the movement disagrees with groups intention, it still respects their views.

Yesterday, Umno Youth head Khairy Jamaludin said that he would organise a march to the Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur in support of the current electoral system, denying that they were indulging in a counter-rally.

A coalition group known as Bersih 2.0 had already announced in May that it would be rallying on July 9 to call for meaningful electoral reforms which Perkasa vowed a counter-rally.

Wee said that MCA Youth’s decision to sit out of the protest will not affect their relationship with Umno Youth or BN Youth.

“BN has 13 youth movements and all have their views. They usually don’t interfere with each other. The MCA Youth central committee does not agree (with the rally),” he said.

Wee said that everyone in Malaysia has the right to freedom of expression but said that it should be done indoors and not on the streets.

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin insisted that its rally had nothing to do with the Bersih 2.0 rally.

Instead, the youth movement’s purpose was to lend support to the current electoral system and also to help in making the system better.

Perkasa on the other hand had pledged to foil the Bersih 2.0 rally.

  1. #1 by monsterball on Friday, 17 June 2011 - 8:46 pm

    MCA has trained well their youth members to be puppets to Najib and UMNO B and not Khairy.
    BERSIH means clean.
    Why afraid to walk for a clean government and 13th GE?

  2. #2 by tak tahan on Friday, 17 June 2011 - 9:43 pm

    Nobody care much about MCA anymore after their poor and pathetic performance to take care of its community’s interest given to them without one cent worth of interest in return ever felt by the community at large.Years after years,this monkey and that donkey only know how to bonk,be-bonked,poh lam pah,thau chiak thau chiak(curi2 makan),makan angin n kentut angin like Ah mah Ng Yen Yen and lot lot more la..MCA,thiu nia seng!

  3. #3 by FrenchConnection on Friday, 17 June 2011 - 10:10 pm

    MCA Youth chief Wee Ka Siong said… that though the movement (MCA) disagrees with groups (UMNO) intention, it still respects their views.
    I really don’t know what views are MCA Youth respecting. And Wee Ka Siong is sounding so apologetic! So apologetic, how to get your views across to these UMNO goons and thick-skinned bastards? Who are you afraid of?

  4. #4 by soonhockheah on Saturday, 18 June 2011 - 1:15 am

    MCA turned down Umno youth offer to march together with them because MCA knows that the counter rally against Bersih is against a fairer,cleaner and transparent EC.MCA is already considered irrelevant by a majority of the people.The MCA leaders know that if they join Umno youth in the march come GE 13 their party will be totally decimated.

  5. #5 by bruno on Saturday, 18 June 2011 - 4:11 am

    If SB can confirmed PAS claim of 300,000 marchers for Bersih is no cool air then umno will go all out to stop this rally.By hook or by crook,whatever it takes by calling up the RELA reserves which they have a few hundred thousand of these goons.A Bersih crowd of a hundred thousand upwards and umno knows that this is the beginning of the end.IF PAS’s claim is accurate then OP’s Lallang II is in the offing.Politicians should sit this one out.This should not turn out to be a political rally.No excuse be given to the authorities to move in.

  6. #6 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 18 June 2011 - 8:09 am

    It may be that MCA Youth is distancing themselves from KJ because its the safer bet to sit on official stance of BN. BUT why make an official statement of distancing themselves? Why NOT oppose Bersih in their statement. Its very neutral even supporting Bersih’s cause just different approach.

    Wee Ka Siong knows that Bersih reflects a fundamental shift no amount of usual BN tricks of spending, vote buying, electoral fraud and ISA arrest is going fix. You don’t want to go right into the middle of a bloody war when you are a eunuch. You sit it out and let your wrong-headed generals go kill themselves. Better prepare to safe yourself – take care of your own business.

  7. #7 by yhsiew on Saturday, 18 June 2011 - 9:56 am

    Is MCA Youth boasting its subservient-ness to big-brother Umno?

  8. #8 by dagen on Saturday, 18 June 2011 - 11:15 am

    Dont worry. Mca and gerakan people are spineless. Come nearer the time they will change their stand. Just watch.

  9. #9 by Jeffrey on Saturday, 18 June 2011 - 12:41 pm

    Its not clear what Khairy is up to. Perkasa’s march is counter & against Bersih’s. UMNO’s Youth led by Khairy (againt Hishamuddin’s orders) is apparently parallel, symetrical and congruent in objectives as those of Bersih’s organisers – to would hand over the memorandum calling for the democratic system in the country to be preserved and suggestions to improve on the election process! The only twist is the excuse given by Khairy, ie that many voters were moved by the Opposition from its winning parliamentary constituencies to losing constituencies – and that has to be rectified – which is hardly plausible. It looks more like an excuse to avoid criticism that he & UMNO Youth are supporting by their march Bersih against stand of Government (dominated by UMNO) – that there should be no march on national security reason..

  10. #10 by Jeffrey on Saturday, 18 June 2011 - 12:42 pm

    For UMNO Youth march complicates government stand because it is forced to either arrest marchers from both Bersih and UMNO Youth or allow both to proceed without harrassment to avoid appearance of selective enforcement of the law.

    Khairy’s proposed UMNO Youth march does not look like something counter to Bersih, its more like rivalling Bersih to improve the election process – its same objectives – but under perhaps couched under different grounds where the election process needs rectification or improvement.

    So what is Khairy really up to – to take a stand against Hishamuddin? Predictably MCA takes govt’s side which is an indication that Khairy’s stance is more against!

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