How many of you recall the BN Youth Meeting which was called to discuss BudakBelumKeringHingus' remark that the Chinese community would try and take advantage of a weak Umno?
After much protest from the ground, BN Youth held a meeting to discuss the matter.
After this meeting, the press conference was held.
How many of you realise that this "united" BN Youth held separate press conferences?
BN Youth to explain
Having listened to Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin's explanation today (Oct 3, 2006), Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth leaders have agreed to go to the ground to explain his remarks which upset the Chinese community.
"Khairy said the issue was widely played up and he was misinterpreted by certain quarters," Hishammuddin said after the BN Youth exco meeting.
"I feel proud and impressed with the understanding we have achieved because, for the first time, our meeting discussed a personal and sensitive issue."
He said it was important for component party leaders to work together for all groups regardless of race and religion.
Asked whether all the parties accepted Khairy's explanation, Hishammuddin said it was best not to disclose what transpired in detail as it would only prolong the issue.
"I asked them repeatedly, and they said they were all satisfied with his explanation. But I leave it to my colleagues (in the youth exco) to explain the details to their members," he said.
At a separate press conference later, MCA Youth chief Datuk Liow Tiong Lai and Gerakan Youth chief Datuk Mah Siew Keong were non-committal about whether they were satisfied with Khairy's explanation.
But they said they were satisfied with the meeting which was "very frank" and which allowed everyone to speak up and to convey the people's sentiment.
and what happens when BN gets together and one dominant party is clearly wrong?
"We must always go forward. What is important now is not so much to look back.
Whatever hiccups we faced in the past, there are channels for us to overcome it," he said.
Hishammuddin also said he could not say that the issue was completely resolved with only one meeting as he believed the debates in the media would continue.