Last Friday, UMNO Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin, in response to the Middle East crisis, called for Malaysia to boycott US and British goods.
His father-in-law, PM AAB stated the smartest and most statesman-like advice ever in commenting on Khairy’s statement.
AAB told UMNO Youth to stop talking big about boycotting US and British products when it’s not a practical proposition. He said UMNO Youth should think long and hard on the implications such a move can have on Malaysia
He advised those big-mouths including his son-in-law: “Let’s not talk big because when we want to implement [the boycott], we would be hit bad and have to turn back because it will be burdensome.”
Of course that is not to say the Oxford graduate didn’t know that, but obviously young laddie had been trying to raise his own profile in the Youth group. It’s the old UMNO formula. I recall one other bloke who talked about keris dripping with blood and burning down the Chinese Assembly Hall, or UMNO trained hornets zipping in fiercesome formations at parties it didn’t like.
They are in the same category - stirring emotions for their personal interests.