PERKASA President Ibrahim Ali has instructed grassroot members to monitor bloggers, tweets, news reports and portals that write on sensitive issues relating to Islam, Bahasa Malaysia, Malay special rights, citizenship of non-Malays and issues pertaining to the position of the King.
I think Ibrahim has gone overboard. To me, the main issue fronting the country today is Malay disunity. Solve this problem, and you solve all the issues that he had asked his grassroot members to monitor.
Malay disunity if not handled properly is worse than fighting the communist terrorist. And does Ibrahim know how difficult it is to get rid of the communist threat. It took us almost 4 decades, at the expense of losing hundreds of lives of good Malay and good non-Malay soldiers and policemen. Just wonder if Ibrahim has ever operated in the jungle areas for a stretch of 90 days with a 40kg load behind his back? We the soldiers and the police did all that, just to ensure Ibrahim and his family lives in peace.
The main problem lies with the Malays themselves, especially those with vested interest. Malay politicians are experts at creating issues that disunites and causes mistrust among Malays and non-Malays alike. Why do they do this? It is simply to strengthen their position in guarding their interests especially one that can further their power and wealth. I see that politics today is centered on the acquisition and retention of power and wealth, and nothing else. I think, it is for this very reason the incumbent government and its leaders fear about losing power, for without the hold on political power, everything is lost.
Actually, Malay leaders are in the best position to lead, provided they are principled, guided and take cognizance of the teaching of the holy Koran. If Malay leaders are guided by the Koran in the performance of their duties as leaders of society, their personal behavior and character that they exhibit will in itself set an example for others to follow. Forget about one being a Malay for a moment, for it is not the ‘Malayness’ that is a factor that unites, but it is the virtues of a good Muslim that will attract people to unite and to follow him. I am quite certain, a person (regardless of race) that practices and possess the virtues of a good Muslim can be an ideal leader, and there are not many among our leaders today that truly possess such qualities; not even the Religious Minister.
My brotherly advice to Ibrahim is to stop talking about the supremacy of the Malay race or harping on Malay special rights. Seek ways to unite the Malays first and with unity come strength. Teach your members to be guided by the teachings of the holy Koran and be a good Muslim first. Although you say that you are not racist, but your acts and the way you talk makes you a number one racist and this is counterproductive to all your talk about Malay unity. Just being a good orator means nothing to me. Finally, you need a major change in your character and behavior Ibrahim, if you want to gain respect from all Malaysians. And by asking your members to monitor all that you want them to do is to me, a total waste of time and effort.
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