Mukhriz Mahathir, son of former PM Mahathir has attributed the issue of Ketuanan Melayu and the polarisation of society to the current education system. He suggested the closing of Chinese and Tamil primary schools and be replaced with a single language (Malay) education system.
Mukhriz is the front running candidate for the UMNO Youth President post. If elected, he has the possibility of being appointed as the Education Minister and implement his policy.
When Mahathir handed over the helm to Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, he was not happy with him for not following through his policy especially on many mega projects such as the crooked bridge and the twin rail track system. For his own interest, he was trying all types of antics to unseat Abdullah. One of the means was through his son Mukhriz, MP for Jelun. Mukhriz was under heavy fire for criticising the leadership of Abdullah. Bothe father and son has been marginalised.
March 8 General Election saw a change of fortune for this father & son team. Abdullah's misfortune was Mahathir's fortune. With Najib being accepted as the heir to Abdullah after UMNO party election in March 2009, we saw the soaring of Mahathir's influence and his son being the front runner of the UMON Youth President election, leading Khairy, son in law of Abdullah and former Selangor Mentri Besar Khir Toyol.
It is no secret that Mukhriz's extremist suggestion is to garner vote in the coming party election, and acting as the mouthpiece of his father.
If this wolf-pack father and son team regain power, it is the misfortune of the country and nightmare for the communities.