Khairy Jamaluddin says he will not stop criticising the Umno leadership, which, in his view, should be corrected.
“I will continue to speak out because I have no ill-intention against any individual in Umno, be it past or present leaders,” said the Rembau MP.
Following the appointment of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as chairman of the Barisan Nasional advisory board, it was reported that Khairy had responded with: “Suddenly I do not like where I am.”
He had also previously told Umno leaders not to treat the party as a shield when facing court charges.
When asked if the critical comments were due to his love for the party, the former Youth and Sports Minister said, “Of course. If I don’t, I would have left a long time ago.”
He said this when met by reporters after opening the Kota Melaka Umno division meeting here Sunday (July 21).