Another Shameless Bankrupt Politician Raising the May 13 Bogeyman Again!

December 15, 2012 at 4:05 am Leave a comment

Growing Chinese clout may cause new May 13, says Ibrahim Ali

By Clara Chooi
Assistant News Editor
December 14, 2012

Ibrahim said the Chinese needed to be reminded how living in Malaysia is “like heaven”. — File pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 ― The Chinese community will become a national security threat if it grow more powerful politically and economically, Datuk Ibrahim Ali has said, even warning that this could result in another bloody racial clash like the May 13 tragedy.

The Perkasa chief said in a Sinar Harian interview today that the Chinese have been playing up political sentiments of late and accused the country’s second-largest ethnic group of having forgotten how living in Malaysia is “like heaven”.

“What if there is chaos? Like during the May 13 incident, they could not proceed with their trade.

“We, too, do not want that to happen,” the outspoken Pasir Mas federal lawmaker was quoted as saying in the article.

“Today, the Chinese are okay…but it’s not enough… they want more. Now, they control 40 per cent of the country’s economy, and now, they want political power as well,” Ibrahim continued.

“But what will happen in 25 years from now? Today is okay, but tomorrow, when their power spreads, then it will threaten national security and the May 13 incident will return,” he warned.

Ibrahim, or “Tok Him” as he is often called, has positioned himself as the firebrand for the Malay agenda and the face of Perkasa, the Malay right-wing group he founded just after the 12th general election in 2008.

But his fiery rhetoric and often racially-charged remarks have regularly put him on a collision course with non-Muslim politicians across the political divide, despite claims from the opposition that he has the backing of the ruling Umno.

Despite this, Ibrahim insisted in the Sinar Harian interview that none of what he has done or said in the past should qualify him for the “racist” label, even boasting that not a single police report has been lodged against him for being “racist” throughout his tenure at the head of the four-year-old Perkasa.

He added that he has never, in Perkasa’s history, issued statements asking the government to stop helping the Indian or Chinese communities.

Ibrahim explained that Perkasa’s founding struggle is to defend and uphold the “social contract” as guaranteed in the Federal Constitution, including the special privileges of the Bumiputeras, Islam as the religion of the federation, the position for the Malay Rulers and Bahasa Malaysia as the official language of the country.

He added that this also includes the rights of an individual to citizenship and said the group would oppose to those who dared to question this provision.

“Like now, many Indians are squabbling over their rights to become citizens… we are not opposed to it… if we were truly racists, we would have objected.

“The only thing is that we merely want to remind the government to do the right thing… only permit those who qualify for such a right to be awarded citizenships,” he told the Malay language daily.

“Where does it say here that Perkasa or I are racists?” he asked.

The Independent lawmaker, whose political career has seen him through terms in Umno and PAS both, said he was proud of Perkasa’s achievements and struggle over the past years.

“We are not racists or Islamic extremists, if we speak of Islamic extremists, PAS is more extremist than Perkasa.”

To further prove his point, Ibrahim pointed out that Perkasa has never sought the closure of businesses deemed as “haram” in Islam, such as trades involving the sale of alcohol, lottery or gambling, entertainment outlets like karaokes, massage parlours or spas.

“All these businesses are owned by the non-Bumiputeras, especially the Chinese; has Perkasa objected or asked to shut them down?” he asked.

Perkasa started out as a one-man movement in the aftermath of Election 2008 but has since grown into a vocal pressure group on matters related to the Malay community and what the group describes as “Malay special rights”.

The group has been a strident defender of the Bumiputera affirmative action policies and even declared that the Chinese people will use the next general election as an opportunity to take over the country.

It is a non-governmental organisation but counts many Umno members in its ranks. Today, the NGO’s membership numbers some 300,000 nationwide.

Oh Ibrahim Ali, beware!

Posted on December 18, 2012

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Ibrahim Ali recently sounded a warning to the Chinese and the Malays. He said that the Chinese community will become a national security threat if they become more powerful economically and politically. He warned of the likelihood of another May 13 tragedy.

ibrahim ali

I had first thought of ignoring whatever Ibrahim Ali said or has to say.

He is after all of no real relevance to the outcome of the coming general elections and the political future of this country—just a loudmouth trying to salvage his political career, and not surprisingly, going about it in the manner of self-destruction.

But on second thoughts, as there are so many out there like him, those who think that their ‘jihad” in their sojourn in this world is to champion what they perceive to be the interests of their race, even at the expense of the rest of Mankind, I decided to “put pen to paper” in the hope that there may be time yet for some of them to reflect on their views and prejudices and take the opportunity to make amends before their time is up to meet their Maker.

To Ibrahim and his kind, do you not know that a Malay has no superiority over a non-Malay, and that superiority is not by birth or colour or blood, but by being God-fearing and the exercise of righteousness?

Just in case you should disagree, Ibrahim, then know that that statement was made, save for my having substituted “Arab” with “Malay”, by none other than Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) during his last sermon.

Did he not also ask that this message of non-racism in Islam be conveyed to everyone who was not present there?

Have you conveyed this message, Ibrahim?

Surely you know too that the Holy Prophet (pbuh) said:

Let people stop boasting about their ancestors. One is only a pious believer or a miserable sinner. All men are sons of Adam, and Adam came from dust.”… (Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi).

And if perchance, Ibrahim, the Chinese are indeed or do become more God-fearing and righteous than the Malays, why would you deny them their full right to participate in the political arena of this nation and to play a part in determining their own future by demonising them?

Or have you decided that the Chinese are incapable of being God-fearing and acting righteously?

Would you like to expound this view to the members of the Malaysian Chinese Muslim Association (MACMA)?

Why then do you seek to deny them their rights?

Does not the Holy Qur’an spell out that it was revealed to the whole of Mankind so that they could become God-fearing and act righteously?

Or did you somehow think it was revealed just to the Malays?

Sure, the Muslims form one brotherhood, but are you incapable of seeing the larger brotherhood of humanity?

Did you forget that Almighty God created us from one man and one woman?

Did not the Holy Prophet teach:

“”O people, know that the Lord and Sustainer is One. Your ancestor is one, your faith is one. The Arabism of anyone of you is not from your mother or father. It is no more than a tongue (language). Whoever speaks Arabic is an Arab”.

O! Ibrahim. I fear for you.

Surely you are aware that the Holy Prophet (pbuh) said:

“Beware!  Whoever is cruel and hard on a non-Muslim minority, or curtails their rights, or burdens them with more than they can bear, or takes anything from them against their free will; I (Prophet Muhammad) will complain against the person on the Day of Judgment.” (Abu Dawud)

Do you then wish the Holy Prophet (pbuh) to be a witness against you on the Day of Judgment?

And surely you are aware that what transpired during May 13 bears no comparison to the fires of hell.

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Ibrahim Ali hindering 1 Malaysia progress, says Gerakan

By Zurairi AR
December 15, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 — Gerakan today condemned Datuk Ibrahim Ali for again raising the May 13 bogeyman, accusing the Malay rights leader of hampering the government’s progress in spreading its 1 Malaysia ideology.

Party vice-president Datuk Mah Siew Keong said Ibrahim was attempting to spread racial hatred and incite tension among the country’s different ethnic groups with his “fear-mongering” remarks, which he described as abhorrent and detrimental to racial unity and harmony in the country.

“The Perkasa chief has humiliated himself … His remarks were hugely irresponsible and completely baseless,” said Mah in a press statement here.

In an interview with Sinar Harian, Ibrahim had suggested that the Chinese community will become a national security threat if it grows more powerful politically and economically, which could result in another bloody racial clash like the May 13 tragedy.

“It is people like Ibrahim Ali who is hindering the progress of 1 Malaysia,” Mah said.

Ibrahim (picture), who is also the founder and leader of right wing Malay rights group Perkasa, had also said in the interview that the Chinese have been playing up political sentiments of late and accused the country’s second largest ethnic group of having forgotten how living in Malaysia is “like heaven”.

“Today, the Chinese are okay … but its not enough … they want more. Now, they control 40 per cent of the country’s economy, and now, they want political power as well,” Ibrahim continued.

“But what will happen in 25 years from now? Today is okay, but tomorrow, when their power spreads, then it will threaten national security and the May 13 incident will return,” he warned.

Ibrahim had earlier today led Perkasa members into reciting a bai’ah (oath) to vote BN candidates in the next polls.

At Perkasa’s general assembly this morning, Ibrahim continued his tirade and again suggested that violence might rise if Malays suffer from economic inequality.

He quoted the book “World on Fire” by Amy Chua, which suggested that the free market breeds ethnic hatred and global instability.

He gave examples of violence in the Philippines, Indonesia and South Africa, where shops owned by economically-dominant races had been burnt down after the natives felt threatened.

“Free economy can never help the natives,” Ibrahim said, while urging the government to continue affirmative action for Malays.

Ibrahim or “Tok Him” as he is often called, is known to have positioned himself as the firebrand for the Malay agenda and the face of Perkasa, the Malay right-wing group he had founded just after the 12th general election in 2008.

But his fiery rhetoric and often racially-charged remarks has landed him all too often on a collision course with non-Muslim politicians across the political divide, despite claims from the opposition that he has the backing of the ruling Umno.

Gerakan raps Perkasa chief over ‘racial slurs’ remarks’

Posted on 16 December 2012 – 10:58pm
Last updated on 17 December 2012 – 09:37am

Edmund Lee
newsdesk@thesundaily.com

GEORGE TOWN (Dec 16, 2012): Gerakan has condemned Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali for allegedly making racist remarks recently.

Gerakan secretary-general Teng Chang Yeow, who is also state Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman, described certain remarks made by Ibrahim as shocking.

“Yes, Ibrahim Ali, Gerakan will continue to criticise, if not insult, you for your racist remarks. Your racist remarks are an insult to Malaysians and to Malays, who do not look up to you to speak or to fight for their rights. We are not at all bothered with your warnings or threats as we know you too well.

“Gerakan members will continue to protect this nation from people like Ibrahim Ali, ” Teng said in a post in his Facebook page today morning in reply to Ibrahim’s remarks.

The verbal exchange between Gerakan and Perkasa, a Malay rights group, started after Gerakan vice-president Datuk Mah Siew Keong had taken Ibrahim to task for raising the May 13 incident during an interview with a Malay daily recently.

Ibrahim had been quoted as saying the Chinese community would become a national security threat if it became politically and economically powerful. Since then, Gerakan has accused Ibrahim of hampering the government’s progress in its 1Malaysia ideology.

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