Ibrahim Ali is Umno — Shamsuddin Ghani
MAY 15 — I think it is time we stop this charade. Ibrahim Ali says he is an Independent MP and that Perkasa has nothing to do with Umno.
But we know better than to accept this nonsense from the King of Nonsense.
He is allowed by the Najib administration to plant seditious ideas everywhere, to brandish his thuggish behaviour on the national stage and insult everything decent about being Malaysian.
The police give him a free pass even though everytime he speaks he breaks a slew of laws. How can an intellectually-disadvantaged politician with supposedly no affialiation be so privileged?
Because he has the support of Najib Razak and Umno and the protection of Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Perkasa is Umno’s alter ego and was set up to give Umno the luxury of playing the chauvinist and right wing card and yet have the luxury of deniability. So Umno could assure its BN component party members that it was middle of the road while twin Perkasa targetted the vote of the Malays.
Initially, Najib seemed against Perkasa. That is why Khairy Jamaludin/Nazri Aziz/Tengku Adnan Mansor attacked Perkasa but then Najib either got cold feet or had his chain yanked by Dr Mahathir. He did an about turn.
Since then, Umno have used Ibrahim as a proxy to attack Chinese, Christians, the DAP and anybody who promotes economic liberalisation.
Last night when Ibrahim threatened to launch his crusade against Christians, he was speaking on behalf of Umno. This so-called concept of indepedent MPs does not exists. It is a fallacy.
The likes of Ibrahim Ali, Zulkifli Noordin and Zahrain are Umno representatives. That is what we must remember.
So when Ibrahim whacks non-Malays and non-Muslims, it is Umno whacking non-Malays and non-Muslims.
It is as simple as that, isn’t it?
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