Former Umno leaders who continue to insult the party that made them great have been told that “karma will somehow hit you back”.
The Star Online reported that the Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, in alluding to former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, said “former leaders should repay the party instead of stabbing them in the back”.
“There are some leaders out there who feel so inferior and they always talk about the past achievements. If that’s not enough, they undermine the current leadership,” Ahmad Zahid was quoted as saying at the Bagan Datuk Umno veteran members in a meeting on Saturday.
“Enough la, enough la. We admit you’ve done a lot for the party but it’s time to move on. There is something called karma.
“If you insult someone, someone will insult you back. If you disgrace someone, someone will disgrace you back. Karma will somehow hit you back.
At another function, he said the contribution of the Chinese community to national economy cannot be denied and hopes they continue to cooperate with the other races, reported Bernama.
“We want to continue this partnership and must set aside problems. The Chinese must continue to cooperate with the Malays, Indians and the people of Sabah and Sarawak,” he said at a Chinese New Year event in Bagan Datuk, Perak on Saturday night.
Ahmad Zahid refuted criticism that efforts by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to draw investment from China was a form of colonialism.
He said the claim that Najib’s efforts were tantamount to destroying the dignity of Malaysians was incorrect as China’s investment was just 3.3 per cent of foreign direct investment.
“I visited China three weeks ago and discussed a range of issues including security. Since they knew I am from Bagan Datuk, they agreed to invest in Bagan Datuk,” he said while declining to disclose the investment.
Speaking at another event, Ahmad Zahid admitted that he was a fan of Tamil movie star M.G. Ramachandran or better known as MGR, since childhood.
“I used to lie to my late father so that I could go to watch his movie,” he said at the ‘Oli Vilaku Kalai Nigalchy’ cultural programme.
He said although M.G.Ramachandran had died, his spirit and memories still live among the Indian community worldwide.
The programme, attended by 500 people, was organised by Bagan Datuk MGR fans.