KUALA KANGSAR: Leaders of political parties should not seek to be champions of their race merely to fish for votes during party elections, said Barisan Nasional Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin. "Let's not be so keen for votes to the extent that we readily utter remarks that can strain relations within BN.
"Umno will also face elections, so let's not make statements that can strain our relationship with other component parties," he said, adding that party leaders should not utter remarks which could hurt the feelings of people of other races.
Khairy, who is also Rembau MP, expressed confidence that problems could be resolved in the BN spirit and said there was no need for calls for any party to leave the coalition.
"Similarly, MCA Youth should not try to be a hero in their party and say things that will hurt the feelings of others in BN," he said after breaking fast at Masjid Taman Kuala Kangsar on Saturday.
Noting that elections were ongoing for BN component parties, Khairy urged leaders to be cautious and reasonable when making remarks.