PETALING JAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad has revealed why he’s recognized to dislike Khairy Jamaluddin, saying it’s as a result of Khairy had contested in opposition to his son Mukhriz for the put up of Umno Youth chief in 2008-2009.
In an episode of his Keluar Sekejap podcast, Khairy pointedly requested Mahathir: “Why do you dislike me?”
The query left the previous prime minister and Umno president barely greatly surprised, however he coolly replied: “Since you contested in opposition to my son.”
“And your mother-in-law campaigned for you,” he added, referring to Jeanne Abdullah, spouse of former prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Khairy is married to Nori, Abdullah’s daughter together with his first spouse, the late Endon Mahmood.
Mahathir’s response drew a chuckle from Khairy who mentioned it was not true, to which the previous Umno president replied that individuals had talked about it.
Mahathir then requested that the matter not be mentioned any additional after Khairy denied the declare involving his mother-in-law. “Let’s not focus on that. That’s my perception,” he mentioned, when Khairy requested why he believed what different individuals had claimed.
Within the contest for the Umno Youth chief’s put up on the Umno elections in 2009, Khairy defeated Mukhriz and former Selangor menteri besar Khir Toyo, and served as Youth chief for 9 years till 2018.
He was suspended by Umno for allegedly breaching occasion guidelines through the common election in November 2022.