Ibrahim Ali follows Tee, tells those who disagree to get out

Datuk Ibrahim Ali today told those who disagreed with the “social contract” that they can leave the country, in a refrain brought up last week by Mingguan Malaysia columnist Dr Mohd Ridhuan Tee.

The Perkasa chief also castigated Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon for suggesting he should focus on the well-being of Bumiputeras instead of their equity, saying the minister in charge of unity had failed in criticising those who hurt the feelings of the Malays.

“Whoever does not respect the social contract which is (Article) 153 of the Constitution can get out of this country.

“Go back to the place of their forefathers, do not become hypocrites,” the Pasir Mas MP said in a text message to The Malaysian Insider.

Ibrahim’s Perkasa is a Malay rights movement that has pressed the Najib administration to keep affirmative action measures of 30 per cent equity target under the New Economic Policy (NEP) which ended in 1990.

Tee, a senior lecturer in the National Defence University, had expressed similar views in his weekly column when replying to critics whom he said had questioned the position of Islam in the country.

Ibrahim reserved some vitriol for Dr Koh, asking him to state his stand on the recent MCA Chinese Economic Congress, which had called for an abolishment of the 30 percent Bumiputera equity.

“Koh Tsu Koon adviced me to take a positive approach to improve on the conditions of Bumiputeras instead of hurting other races.

“But haven’t these other races hurt the Bumiputeras?” said Ibrahim.

He said that as minister in charge of unity, Koh should have rapped MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek for demanding that the bumiputera equity be abolished.

“The issue is, as minister in charge of unity, why has he not rapped this Chinese Chua Soi Lek..Koh is also responsible in having resulted in Malays in Penang to live in squatters (during Koh’s time as Chief Minister).

“30 per cent to be given away to other races is not fair because Bumiputeras have a 67 per cent right,” said Ibrahim.

Ibrahim then accused Koh of secretly being “anti-Malay”.