BACHOK, Aug 26 [Bernama] -- Umno will be destroyed if the younger generation of Malays fail to defend their special rights and Islam, a member of the party Supreme Council Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo warned Saturday.
He observed that the younger generation of Malays were gradually forgetting the Malay struggle to defend their special rights and Islam.
"Those who were educated outside the country seem to have forgotten this ...they are more interested in values that oppose Umno struggle," he said.
Mohamad Khir, who is also Selangor Menteri Besar, later told reporters that a group outside the party were now questioning the Malay special rights and Islam.
He said the group, which is currently active in Selangor, Johor and other states, had completely ignored Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's advice to stop raising sensitive issues that could jeorpadise peace and stability in the country.
Sri Kandeh Says:
Khir Toyo was absolutely right. The Malays must defend their special rights. It must be done aggressively at all cost. UMNO must ensure it at all corners and levels. And must take necessary actions to ensure that the rights and Islam are protected. The opponents must be dealt accordingly. This is the only “motherland” that we the Malays have as compared to the some.