PETALING JAYA: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin took to Twitter to defend Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak over condemnations made by former deputy minister and Hindraf chairman P. Waythamoorthy.
“I know Waytha & didn’t want to have to reveal this. But when you pin blame unfairly on PM, I hv no choice. Collective cabinet responsibility.”
Khairy lambasted Waythamoorthy in a succession of tweets, saying his methods of effecting change did not fit in with procedures.
“Waythamoorthy demanded all govt budget for Indian community be parked under his discretion. That’s not how govt operates.
“Waythamoorthy wanted to control the money, bypassing ministries & agencies. When he didn’t get this, he quit & blamed PM @NajibRazak.”
In another tweet, Khairy said: “Waythamoorthy should not blame PM for his failures in effecting change. He was not a team player & wasn’t effective in advocating his cause.”
Khairy added that contrary to Waythamoorthy’s claims, Najib was responsive in tackling issues that were highlighted.
“Whenever Waythamoorthy brought matters to
@NajibRazak’s attn, they were resolved. Ask @mpkotabelud abt housing problems for Indian community,” said Khairy.
He said the Government remained committed to helping the Indian community.
At a press conference yesterday, Waythamoorthy accused Najib of not keeping to the promises made in a memorandum of understanding signed between Barisan Nasional and Hindraf before the May 2013 general election.
He also urged the Prime Minister to step down for reneging on his promises made to the poor Indian community.