Khairy: Opposition rule will lead to anarchy
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 — The use of separate Merdeka Day themes by state governments ruled by opposition parties proves that they disagree on many areas.
Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth chairman Khairy Jamaluddin said the opposition failure to agree on such a simple thing will only lead to anarchy.
“If they win, we may see different policies and laws in certain states. Kelantan and Kedah may have hudud law while Penang may not,” he told reporters after launching BN Youth Cyber Team (BNYCT) here today.
The Umno Youth chief slammed Kelantan, Kedah and Penang governments for adopting alternative themes and likened them to a three-headed monster from Greek mythology.
The Merdeka Day theme for the Kelantan government is “Menerajui Perubahan (Spearheading Change)” while Kedah chose the theme “Terus Berbakti (Unfailing Service)”.
The Penang and Selangor governments have opted for the same theme, “Sebangsa, Senegara, Sejiwa” (One Race, One Nation, One Spirit).
The opposition decided to use different themes for Merdeka Day as they are unhappy with the federal government theme, “55 Tahun Merdeka, Janji Ditepati (55 Years of Independence, Promises Fulfilled)”.
Earlier, Khairy (picture) said BNYCT aims to become the medium for accurate information to repel opposition propaganda on all issues.
It is designed to convince young and old voters that BN is still qualified to run the country despite the mudslinging from the opposition.
“Reply to opposition arguments can be found at BNYCT within five minutes. We’re not fighting a cyber war but rather to explain issues.”
In Putrajay, Rural and Regional Development Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the state governments should not reject the Merdeka Day theme due to different political beliefs.
The Umno vice-president said they should not deny the fact that the nation had seen much progressed since independence 55 years ago.
“The theme “55 Years of Independence, Promises Fulfilled” means we have met the needs of the people.
“It may not be 100 per cent but at least our country is now comparable with other countries in terms of development. We must be proud of this success,” he told reporters here today.
In Alor Setar, Kedah Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang criticised the opposition for prioritising politics instead of Malaysians.
“The use of different themes is similar to the British tactic of divide and rule before the nation achieved independence.”
He said the opposition should not use this tactic to achieve their agenda because it could pave the way for a return to colonisation and destroy unity. — Bernama