Get rid of Chinese NGOs as well, says Perkasa boss

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid, Free Malaysia Today

KUALA LUMPUR: Perkasa boss Ibrahim Ali today challenged the government to eliminate Chinese NGOs such as education group Dong Jiao Zhong if it feels that the Malay right-wing group which he leads should be eradicated.

He was responding to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Abdul Aziz who said yesterday that it was best to “get rid of” groups like Perkasa, which are stumbling blocks to the 1Malaysia agenda.

“When Nazri said Umno does not support Perkasa, fine, we accept it. But when he said it is best to get rid of Perkasa, that is uncalled for.

“Why not get rid of other ethnic-based NGOs like Dong (Jiao) Zhong and others?” Ibrahim told reporters at Parliament House.

Nazri had made the remark when he shot down the proposal by MCA vice-president Donald Lim to set up a Chinese version of Perkasa to counter Ibrahim’s movement.

However, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin had a different take, saying that everyone was entitled to form their own Perkasa.