From the famous Joceline Tan @ TheSTAR:
JUST three weeks ago, they were waging a fierce election campaign and raining accusations on each other. But on Thursday, all that seemed far behind them when the newly-elected and re-elected MPs turned up in Parliament for a briefing.
And this was perhaps best illustrated in a photograph of PKR’s Member of Parliament for Batu Tian Chua and Barisan Nasional’s MP for Rembau Khairy Jamaluddin walking together in the Parliament lobby, wearing their best smiles.
Khairy has been keeping a rather a low profile since the elections. He is aware of the mood out there about him and the pressure is not about to end just yet. As such, the man who many assumed would inherit the Umno Youth chief’s chair is now watching the action from the sidelines. It is still a good eight months before the Umno elections but the race for the Umno Youth leadership has effectively begun.
She also said….
To put it bluntly, few had been prepared to take on Khairy who was then the leading contender. But Khairy has suffered considerable political damage from the elections and few see him going for the post for a number of reasons. First, his candidacy will cause resentment that may spill over to the Prime Minister and he would not want that. Second, public opinion is against him and Umno may have a harder time winning back the non-Malay middle ground with him as the next Youth leader.
Besides, at only 33, he can afford to hold on to his No 2 post in the wing.