PETALING JAYA: Former Umno divisional leader Khairuddin Abu Hassan has given a warning to Red Shirts leader Jamal Md Yunos that he is not the only one who can act like a gangster.
“Someone please ask this little village gangster if he thinks we’re all just going to sit by and let him do whatever he wants,” he said in a statement issued today, in response to remarks by Jamal about former premier Mahathir Mohamad.
Jamal was quoted as saying that he regretted having shaken hands with Dr Mahathir and having kissed his hands in the past. Jamal said that if he met Mahathir now, he would spit on the latter’s hand.
Khairuddin, known to be a Mahathir loyalist, said Jamal was not fooling anyone with his tough guy act and that he should learn to watch his mouth.
“I dare this two-bit gangster to spit in my hand before he spits at Tun Mahathir’s,” said Khairuddin.
He claimed that Jamal’s statements and actions brought shame to the Malays by giving the impression that Malays were cheap and had low standards. “Jamal’s culture of cheap gangsterism is something that no real Malay could ever accept,” he said.
Khairuddin said that although he was enraged by Prime Minister Najib Razak’s money scandals involving 1MDB, he himself had never made such disrespectful statements against the Prime Minister.
However, Khairuddin saw a silver lining in Jamal’s antics. “His gangsterism will make people of all races hate Umno and Barisan Nasional even more. The coalition will be buried forever after GE14 (14th general elections) InshaAllah (God willing).”