Nobody seems able to stop Perkasa now
By Hartal MSM
As we post this, Mahathir should be addressing the Perkasa crowd right about now in Pasir Mas — Ibrahim Ali’s constituency.
According to a notice in the Perkasa website, their patron will be greeted by 3,000 ‘warriors’ on motorcycles.
The purpose of the Mahathir-Perkasa rally in Kelantan is — according to the organiser’s notice — because “ISLAM DI HINA, MELAYU DI CABAR DAN INSTITUSI RAJA DI PERLEKEH’. MASANYA SUDAH TIBA, GENGAM BARA API BIAR SAMPAI MENJADI ARANG, AYUH SEMUA RAKYAT MALAYSIA BERSAMA DI PERHIMPUNAN KERAMAT INI”
Perkasa is inciting its supporters (quite typically) that “Islam is being insulted, Malays challenged and the monarchy denigrated”, and thus the Melayu have to ‘bangkit’ and heed the call to take forceful action / “gengam api biar sampai arang”.
The ultra Malay organization is on a roll.
No organized resistence
Back in July, MCA vice-president Donald Lim had suggested that a counter movement be set up to deflect Perkasa’s attacks. Donald was shot down by the Pakatan (DAP and PKR) top echelon and their supporters (mostly from the DAP camp), who rode their very high horses preaching that “you cannot fight fire with fire”.
As a result, no one stepped forward to fight Perkasa at all.
In the short three months interim since Donald’s proposal fell flat, Perkasa has wreaked havoc and held the country to ransom.
Police ‘layan’ Perkasa
Notably, Perkasa made a series of police reports that has caused a number of people to be hauled up for interrogation. Most recently was Nurul Izzah, and before her Chua Soi Lek, Namewee, Helen Ang and some MCA fella, all investigated by police for sedition.
Perkasa even urged police to act against the Grace Church Shah Alam and its pastor for planning to stage a Christian play during the recent fasting month.
Well, nobody seems able to stop Perkasa now — not Najib, not Umno sec-gen Tengku Adnan, not Umno Youth chief Khairy (whose function vis-a-vis keeping the ‘nons’ in their place Perkasa has usurped), and certainly not the BN small-fry, satellite parties.
The Dr Frankenstein creator of the monster — Ayahanda Umno itself — seems split into factions and in feelings over their creature.
Donald warned us, didn’t he?
Looking back with the benefit of hindsight, the warning bells rung by Donald were indeed warranted. He saw the clear and present danger.
But his predominantly Chinese and Indian critics were more concerned with showing off how wonderfully politically correct they were, and how morally superior they are in their outright rejection of the old ‘race politics’.
Slapped & shouted ‘babi!’ at
On Wednesday, it was reported that Perkasa wants the harshest punishment to be meted out by the court on three teenagers who splashed red paint on a surau in Taman Pulai Impian Indah, Seremban.
Hartal not too long ago gave our take on the mitigating circumstances surrounding the red-paint vandalism case. In ‘Charge the ‘surau man’ with assault on a minor!!‘, we reminded our readers that the incident did not occur in a vacuum — that there was a prior action that created an equal and opposite reaction.
Yes, the Chinese boys threw red paint but earlier a group of 20 adult Malay men had had a confrontation with the teens, including a 13-year-old girl.
The girl in her police report said one of the men from the surau had slapped her brother and that they were shouted at as ‘babi!’.
Perkasa pissing on DAP
These teens facing the court charges are only 16 and 17 years old. They’re not even well-educated. At their young age, they’re not in school anymore but already working.
They are working-class youths who have been marginalised by our racist system.
What is Pakatan doing for these poor teenagers of Taman Pulai Impian Indah? Seremban is after all a DAP parliamentary seat, and the taman is in a PKR state constituency.
Enough of the sucking up
DAP and its supporters have been in a self-congratulatory mode and making a song-and-dance over how marvellous (they think) they are because as Chinese and Indians, they’ve magnanimously risen above race considerations.
Therefore, in reverse race-and-religion allegiance, the Chinese (like Perkasa!) had called for the stiffest punishment on the Chinese juveniles too. [Looks as if they were bending over backwards in a Guan Eng-ish way to make a point].
We’re betting that the parents of those teens will be turning again to MCA for help just as they did the last time.
Perhaps MCA with its Service Centre network and community orientation with have more heart than the Pakatan politicians who prefer hogging the mike and ‘feel-good’ painted-rust photo ops.