Petaling Jaya: The leaders of two rival youth wings have urged Malay-based events to do away with patronage politics and feudalist strategies.
The calls got here from Bursatu youth chief Wan Ahmed Faisal Wan Ahmed Kamal and Umno youth deputy chief Shahril Hamdan at a debate organized by the Eyre Council for the UK and Malaysian college students.
Van Fehsal mentioned that so long as political patronage exists, ethical collapse amongst leaders will additional a Malay political disaster which may be tough to reverse.
Shahril mentioned that younger Malay politicians can begin by liberating the Malay political system from feudalist strategies. As an alternative, assist needs to be given on the premise of greatest insurance policies, he mentioned.
Van Fehsal mentioned that preservation is the most important drawback in Malay politics and Malay id. “Look into all issues associated to 1MDB. It has to do with the best way we Malaysians conduct our politics,” he mentioned. “A drastic change is required, which I feel is the widespread motive for all.”
Earlier, Van Fehsall had requested Shahril for his ideas on conservation and what Umno would do about it.
Shahril mentioned that younger politicians can do away with feudalist strategies within the Malay political system similar to “Umno exists as a result of solely the celebration might help Malays”.
He mentioned a few of his celebration colleagues supported the notion, however he would by no means assist it. “I would like Malaysians to assist Umno and never as a result of they’re Malays. I would like Malaysians to assist Umno as a result of Umno has the very best insurance policies and formulation.
“We’ve got to talk to our Malay constituency in a language that doesn’t intimidate or instill concern in them. However as an alternative, persuade them to assist our events primarily based on a constructive thought, not a cowardice Unfavorable defensive ideas,” he mentioned.
Van Fehsall agreed that perception within the want for a Malay “protector” was deep inside the group. He added that Malaysia can’t proceed with such a mindset: residents have to transcend race-based concepts for a greater future.
The 2 youth leaders additionally quipped in regards to the similarities between their two events.
Van Fehsall had said that his celebration, Barsatu, and Umno had been ideologically the identical, inflicting Shahril to ask Barsatu to shut store “as a result of they had been one and the identical”. In response, Van Fehsall mentioned that it was greatest to let the final election determine which celebration ought to shut store.