‘Enough with the warnings, haul up Ibrahim’

MIC Youth wants stern action against Perkasa chief, Ibrahim Ali, who has called on Muslims to burn the Al-Kitab. 

K Pragalath, FMT

MIC Youth has urged Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein to stop pussy-footing around the contentious call by Perkasa chief, Ibrahim Ali, to burn the Malay Bible and instead take immediate action against him.

“MIC Youth wants Hishammuddin to take action against Ibrahim.

“Ibrahim’s irresponsible action of inciting hatred against another religion can lead to this nation’s instability,” said the party’s Youth secretary, C Sivarraajh.

He was reacting to Ibrahim who urged Muslims to burn Malay Bibles known as the Al-Kitab which bore the term”Allah”.

Ibrahim, who is also Pasir Mas MP, made the call on Saturday in reaction to reports that the Al-Kitab is being distributed to Muslim schoolchildren.

He said this at a Perkasa convention held in Penang.

Following that call, DAP chairman Karpal Singh and a group of individuals have lodged police reports.

Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail, meanwhile, told FMT that action will be taken only after the law had been breached.

Describing Ibrahim’s call as “outrageous”, Sivarraajh said that it is time Ibrahim is brought to book since he has raised racial and religious sensitivities in the past.

“Even though he has been warned many times, but he’s still walking the same way and using the same old tune which made other people hate him,” said Sivarraajh.

In a related development, a little known group called Pasukan Bertindak Anti Bible Bahasa Melayu (Anti-Malay-Bible Action Force), urged Muslims to join in the “Malay Bible burning festivities” on Jan 27 in Penang.