Zahid: Former leaders should not interfere with current leadership

KUALA LUMPUR: Former leaders who interfere with the current leadership risk being "stepped on", said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said former leaders should remain "silent" if they wish to gain respect from society.

"This old generation, they should face the fact that their days are numbered.

"If we have become an old book, we should place ourselves at the top shelf, and not at the floor and let ourselves to be stepped on.

"They should remain silent, and not interfere with the current leadership,then only can people respect them," Ahmad Zahid said when officiating the 38th Gerakan Belia 4B Malaysia AGM at the Kuala Lumpur International Hotel here today.

Without pointing fingers at anyone, Ahmad Zahid said former leaders should not interfere with the current government.

Instead, he said, Malaysians are fortunate to have leaders who champion the aspirations of the younger generation and spur the nation to greater heights.

"This is the relevancy that we want, this is the coordination that we want, and the spirit to strengthen this form is what is needed in today's youths," he said.

Ahmad Zahid added activities organised by the Gerakan Belia 4B Malaysia must be according to the preference of the current generation.

Meanwhile, Gerakan Belia 4B Malaysia president Mua'Amar Ghadafi Jamal Jamaluddin said the movement will be in the frontline of Barisan Nasional's election machinery for the 14th general election.

"The 4B youths are prepared to help the government to defend the current leadership,

"We will work hard to ensure Barisan Nasional wins the next election," he said.