I don’t know how to start this article; I sure don’t know how to end it. Basically it’s about a guy who were the son of a diplomat, who went to one of the most prestigious university in the world and later came back to his parents homeland, married the PM’s daughter, won a parliamentary seat twice in a row and becomes the Minister of Youth and Sports of our country.
A lot of people criticised his methods and ways of thinking. But it seems that he managed to secure a minister post in the government and is on his way to the top.
He may lack the intelligence to work in the corporate world or in the civil service (as he never worked in either sector) but then again he managed to gain the support of the youth wing in the most influential political party in Malaysia’s history.
Yup boys and girls, he made it!
Maybe one day he’ll become the Prime Minister of this country. Who knows?
But what we do know is that he is leaving a lot of youth behind. Most of them are the Malay youths who don’t stand a chance in the wave economical & political globalization of this country. I’m talking about the Mat Rempit and many other Malay youths from the lower income sector of the Malaysian community.
Before he was the youth chief, he did play an active part in helping these people. Although they are considered as scums of the nation, he endured it all just to make sure that these boys & girls were given the proper help that they need.
He was the one who tried to transform the Mat Rempit to Mat Cemerlang. But that was a long time ago. He has forsaken his nightly activities trying to get these forgotten youth to follow a better path. Now he loves to join another crowd. A crowd that hangs out at expensive coffee shops, wearing designers’ clothes and are well educated with liberal ideologies.
No more trying to educate the Rempits. No more nights patrolling the streets of major cities in Malaysia trying to show these Rempits a better way of life. No more programs to attract the side-lined youth of Malaysia and to tell them that the country loves them even though they don’t have anything yet to offer.
That is just the Mat Rempit scenario we are talking, what about the Malay youth from other lower income groups? Are they going to be left behind too?
What happened to you? Or it is just a plan for you to climb up to the top of the ladder?
And now you are dancing your heart out on stage? You carry the name of those who fought the independence of this country, and now you are making a fool of yourself.
As the leader of UMNO youth, you should LEAD! Not follow everything that the world dictates you.
It’s a sad day for UMNO. A very sad day indeed.