JOHOR BARU: MCA Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong, describing his Umno counterpart as “a good comrade”, said Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin should reconsider his stand about staying out of the next general election.
“He should reconsider his decision as he can still contribute towards youth development in the country,” Dr Wee said, adding that Malaysians needed the youthful leadership Khairy had shown since becoming MP and leading the Umno Youth wing.
“In politics, there are ups and downs but he should never give up,” he told The Star yesterday.
Khairy was reported as saying on Saturday that he would take a break from politics and not defend his Rembau parliamentary seat at the next general election.
His announcement prompted Barisan Nasional Youth chief strategist Foo Seck Chyn to persuade Khairy not to quit as he could help improve the political scenario in Malaysia.
Foo cited, among Khairy’s contributions, his work to help less fortunate families and the setting up of the Barisan Youth lab to study the concerns of the country’s young people.
“I will be meeting him (Khairy) this week to discuss the matter.
“I seriously hope he will reconsider his decision as he has still a lot to contribute to the rakyat,” he said.
Source: The Star Online.