Mukhriz Mahathir does not want to debate Khairy because (1) party elections are internal matters (2)Opposition will spin something out of the debate.
I believe No (2) will happen even more now that Mukriz shows his reluctance to debate Khairy.
Or are there any other fears as noted by this blogger in The STAR. Ranunasalam refers his post to Mahathir Mohamad, Mukriz’s dad: (source: Tun Mahathir – why should Mukhriz Mahathir be made the next UMNO Youth President? )
I presume you have advised him not to debate Khairy because it will clearly show how Mukhriz is
1/ Ignorant of the issues that affect UMNO and how to respond with clarity
2/ Afraid he will be seen less articulate than Khairy
3/ Will clearly come out as second in the two-horse race if allowed to debate.
Why don’t you ask your son to stand on his own two feet instead of using your support to make inroads in UMNO, and more importantly stop influencing his progress in the next Youth elections?
And please don’t state you have no part to play in Mukhriz’s attempt in gaining the Youth Presidency – which father would sit on the sidelines and watch his son play without even a slightest hint of cheer.
I just hope you pratice what you preach and no money or back-scratching has taken place in getting Mukhriz elected to the position.
I would like to read your next blog on why you think Mukhriz is eligible to stand as UMNO Youth President. Given you were “free” with your comments on why PM Abdullah should step down as UMNO President, it’s only important that the public know from you why you think your son should be the next Youth Pres.
Please don’t dissapoint me by not writing about this…
I believe Khairy is gleefully watching all this while he prepares for his debate with x-Selangor Menteri Besar Khir Toyo.