Rembau member of parliament Khairy Jamaluddin today congratulated Pakatan Harapan for its first 100 days in office.
Commenting on the government’s unfulfilled 100-day promises, the former youth and sports minister said the people could not “care less” whether Pakatan Harapan made good on its pledges or not.
“The people do not care about the promises by Pakatan Harapan. What the people wanted is for the then prime minister to step down.
“But, we (Umno) will keep reminding them to fulfil what they have promised,” he said at the launching ceremony of ‘Buah Tangan’, an online business platform in conjunction with the National and Malaysia Day celebration month here today.
On Umno’s performance since the 14th General-Election, the party’s former youth chief said Barisan Nasional (BN) has neither failed nor succeeded.
“I believe we have more room to fix the situation. So, all I can say is that we passed,” he said.
He also says he fully supports the motion filed by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng for the Auditor-General and Public Accounts Committee to reopen investigations into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
He said Umno and BN did not want to carry this “live carcass” anymore.
“We want the people to find out the truth about 1MDB.
“We also want to find out the truth because, you know, as former Cabinet ministers, there were also things that we were not told.
“Because before this, we didn’t know. There were things that were hidden from us,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Umno leadership still wants to experiment getting “intimate” with PAS, says Khairy who is not on board with this move.
The former Umno Youth chief said he did not agree with the approach, but party leaders felt there could be something fruitful in the relationship.
“They felt there would be a light at the end of the tunnel by holding hands with PAS. Let it be. We’ll see how.
“After all, the leaders of my party say we will take over the Government in less than five years. So let’s see,” he told a press conference on Friday (Aug 17).
Khairy’s comments were in reference to the Seri Setia by-election, where Barisan Nasional decided to make way for PAS to take on Pakatan Harapan in a straight fight.
Barisan deputy chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan explained that it was Umno’s turn to stay out of the by-election after PAS decided not to contest the Sungai Kandis by-election.