The Umno Youth vice-head, who is also the Member of Parliament for Rembau, said he had informed his father-in-law of the matter before the general election on March 8, and Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi had acepted his stand.
He said this in response to question asked why he had been left out in the new cabinet line-up and allegations that he has great influence on his father-in-law, the Prime Minister, on matters concerning government policies.
There has been a a lot of speculation that Khairy, who has been cited as one of the major factors contributing to the Barisan Nasional's worst defeat , will be appointed a Cabinet Minister.
"That's not fair to PM (Prime Minister). I stayed out of his way as much as possible. I'm just a normal MP and want to focus on my job. There are people who are there to help and assist him," he told reporters after attending the Umno Youth Exco and State Umno Youth Chiefs meeting.
On the claim that he was the cause for the BN defeat, Khairy said the defeat was a joint responsibility and the actual reason for the defeat would be studied. Click here for more...