Quite strong words came out from Hishammuddin, who addressed UMNO youth, like suffering consequences for not respecting monarchy, a price will be paid for those who are willing to destroy or damage the country, traitors will be driven out, a wave that will become a tsunami – in all a warning be careful.
He is remembered for his kris waving and appetite for blood not very long ago and now, it is a tirade against traitors particularly Pakatan Rakyat. I voted for PR in the last election, would that mean it is also directed at me and all those who voted the party in. Not too sure yet.
Somewhat in the press conference later, he confirmed the youth had to take out their frustration in a controlled manner, and it was never meant to incite hate, adding if things carry on as such the Malays would suffer.
The gathering was a pro-monarchy effort, and the PR government in Perak also constitutes Malay members, and when he said Malays would suffer, did he mean the UMNO Malays. The majority of the Perakians are angry that an elected government was neglected, and this feeling is shared by all cutting across race. I think Hishammuddin should be more specific next time.
MIC youth deputy chief Murugesan vowed to protect the monarchy and the constitution. Wise words indeed. But when the constitution is kept aside, temples destroyed, and Indians were marginalised, what the heck did he do. The constitution also protects the Indians.
The MCA youth deputy had a classical piece to say, what is true remains true and what is false remains false. What was he referring to?
BN Youth says ‘they will pay the price’
By Shannon Teoh and Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 – Barisan Nasional Youth made a thinly-veiled threat tonight against Pakatan Rakyat that it would suffer the consequences for not respecting the monarchy.
At a pro-monarchy gathering tonight, its chairman Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said that “those who are willing to destroy or damage the royalty and betray the country will pay the price”.
“Who says Umno Youth has no spirit and is not brave? We will show them,” he said to cheers from a 5,000-strong crowd of predominantly Umno Youth members.
“What do we do to these traitors? We drive them out,” he added.
He warned that tonight was only a wave which will end up as a “tsunami” against those who are “willing to risk the honour of the nation and the institution of the monarchy”.
“Our independence and the freedom to choose our government was only gained with the support of the rulers yet certain individuals are willing to give this away,” he said.
BN Youth supporters had begun to gather from 8pm and most were clad in yellow t-shirts to listen to component party youth leaders as well as Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir whose government is the subject of a constitutional crisis which BN claims is due to PR’s willingness to commit treason against the Perak Sultan who had appointed Zambry as the new MB.
Shouts of “Daulat Tuanku (Long live the King)” were interspersed with abuse hurled at PR leaders such as de facto PKR chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and DAP chairman Karpal Singh, who had said that he would sue the Sultan for his role in the power grab by BN in Perak.
Hishammuddin also called DAP chairman Karpal Singh “rude” and Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin a “traitor”.
However, at a press conference after the gathering, he said that the event was to allow BN Youth to vent its frustrations “in a controlled environment”.
“They should not go out on the streets and incite hatred. It is not BN culture to demonstrate on the streets,” he said.
Hishammuddin had claimed during his speech that if things were allowed to continue this way, then Malays would suffer.
Earlier in the night however, youth leaders from MCA and MIC as well as from Sabah and Sarawak, gave their full support to the move to declare their loyalty to the Malay rulers.
Conspicuously, several said that “we are with you”, clearly denoting that this was an Umno-led campaign, as reflected by several slogans seen that night calling for the defence of Malay honour.
“We have accepted constitutional monarchy and from across the South China Sea, we are with you to say that the youth of Sarawak are loyal to this system,” PBB Youth chief Fadillah Yusof said.
MIC Youth deputy chief S. Murugesan echoed this sentiment, declaring that the wing was “with you to support the royalty and uphold the constitution”.
MCA Youth deputy secretary-general Loh Chew June however, called on PR to stop its conspiracy of making false accusations against BN.
“Stop your baseless allegations. What is true remains true and what is false remains false,” he said.