BUTTERWORTH, June 28 2018 : Umno presidential candidate Khairy Jamaluddin said he would not leave the party and would continue championing the interests of the Malays if he failed in the party’s election tomorrow.
Khairy, who is the former Umno Youth chief, said the party must rise and regain the support of the Malays.
“There is a rumour that says if I lost I would quit the party. Some even say I run for the presidency just to split the votes. If I jump ship, Pak Lah (Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi) would slap me,” he said here last night.
Khairy is the son-in-law of Abdullah, who is a former prime minister and Umno president.
Meanwhile, Khairy said he would ensure that Umno would be the “lion” in the upcoming Dewan Rakyat sitting. – Bernama