Perkasa says BN snub a bid to regain non-Malay support

(TMI) KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 — Datuk Ibrahim Ali has shrugged off Barisan Nasional’s (BN) disavowal of his Perkasa group, calling them attempts by the ruling coalition to gain political mileage with non-Malay voters.

“With one shot against Perkasa, everything is solved,” the Perkasa chief said, and then queried if BN was trying to distract voters from MCA president Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek’s “porn video” and MIC’s leadership issues by hitting out at the Malay rights group.

Presenting himself tongue-in-cheek as a martyr to national unity, Ibrahim said he was willing to endure detractors’ slings and arrows if that would help BN win.

Claiming he was not fighting for any personal political agenda, the Pasir Mas MP said his only purpose was to make the government aware of the Malay grassroots sentiment — of being sidelined so BN can court the non-Malay vote.

“Sometimes I fight to lose… to make the voice heard,” he said, arguing that unity of Malaysian society on the whole was dependent on Malay unity as they constituted the largest ethnic group in the country.

In any case, Ibrahim believed such attacks will only strengthen the resolve of Perkasa members to carry on their fight to preserve Malay rights.

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