Hornbill Unleashed

November 21, 2013

Sarawak tells Perkasa to get lost

FMT Staff

All Sarawak BN component party leaders including Taib Mahmud’s PBB have slammed the doors on Perkasa and Ibrahim Ali

The Taib Mahmud administration does not want Perkasa anywhere in Sarawak.

A state minister and a member of Taib’s Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu’s (PBB) supreme council said Perkasa “is not welcome in Sarawak”.

Contentious Perkasa had recently disclosed that they hoped to “get the same kind of support from Sarawakians” as they did in Sabah.

Perkasa claimed it had 45,000 members in Sabah and was “not a racist” organisation.  It also claimed to look after Bumiputra rights.

But state Assistant Youth Development Minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah was not convinced.

He said the radical group had no place in Sarawak society.

“Perkasa is not welcome in Sarawak. This also applies to other organisations that promote Perkasa’s view.

“We do not want to be another Yugoslavia,” he said citing the country’s disintegration as a result of race and religion.

Abdul Karim said Perkasa should know that their extremist views did not belong in multiracial Malaysia.

Peninsular based Perkasa and its chief Ibrahim Ali have incurred the wrath of non-Malays and especially Christians in the country with their various contentious calls.

Riding on Taib’s strength

Since its formation, post 2008 general election, Ibrahim has been at odds with the non-Muslim communities in the country, particularly the Christians.

About two-thirds of Malaysia’s 1.6 million Christians reside in Sarawak.

Meanwhile alongside Abdul Karim, other Sarawak Barisan Nasional partners have also spoken against Perkasa’s presence in Sarawak.

Parti Rakyat Sarawak president James Masing and Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) chief William Mawan have both advised Perkasa and Ibrahim, who are seen as an extension of Umno to steer clear of Sarawak.

The local BN leaders’ views leveraged on Taib’s brazen stand at the PBB convention in October, when he declared and in the presence of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak  that “We cannot alter the status quo in Sarawak,” alluding to the terms of the 1963 Malaysia Agreement and its 18 points.

Over the weekend Masing further stretched this, when he urged arrogant young federal ministers who treated Borneo leaders like “coolies” to re-read their history.
Masing had also called for review of the Malaysia Agreement and treatment of Sarawak.

In the May general election Sarawak contributed 25 parliamentary seats to enable Umno to retain its hold on Putrajaya.  Sarawak has 31 parliamentary constituencies.


  1. If BN doesn’t want to lose Sarawak’s trust as we are your fixed deposit, further action on Perkasa must be taken. Sarawak and Sabah are disgusted at Perkasa’s racist agenda. Pakatan needs to be aware of this too don’t simply take advantage on what’s going thinking that Sarawak may favour you over BN because of Perkasa.

    What political parties especially those from Peninsular must know is that Sarawakians love the multiracial concept and the peaceful life they have been living in together for so many years and they surely will not like any intruders who would disrupt how things are for them now.

    Comment by Layla Sujang — November 22, 2013 @ 11:53 PM | Reply

  2. Perkasa is hell bent in creating hatred for Opposition parties and in sowing mistrust for Christians and at the same time promoting Malay supremacy.

    Comment by Sabrina Abdullah — November 22, 2013 @ 6:40 PM | Reply

  3. BN will loose his fixed deposit on Sarawak if Perkasa keeps playing race-card issue and religions. And as for PR, what we want is our own local parties representing Sarawak! Comprende?

    Comment by Saran Tajau — November 21, 2013 @ 11:19 PM | Reply

    • Toothless local parties led by gullible, greedy and corupted Sarawakians you mean?

      Comment by Penghulu Kasam — November 23, 2013 @ 11:03 PM | Reply

  4. The best way of getting rid of perkasa is to get out of Malaysia. Not only that we will be free of perkasa, we will also be free from those exploiters, thieves and robbers.

    Comment by Sharpshooter — November 21, 2013 @ 8:51 PM | Reply

  5. Umno Baru had outsourced the propagation and sowing of mistrust, hatred and exploitation of religious and racial issues to divide and rule, to a gang of misfits in society in the likes of Ibrahim Ali, Hassan Ali and the real idiots in Perkasa, with the sole intention to stay in power at all cost.

    Comment by Bidayuh Headmaster — November 21, 2013 @ 7:13 PM | Reply

  6. Prevention is better than cure. Please do not let Ibrahim Ali spread negative elements to Sarawak. The federal government should do something to solve this issue if they are really concerned about Sarawak. We certainly don’t need Perkasa or any of the parties from Peninsular (PR included) spreading their wings to Sarawak as we already have our own political parties here.

    Comment by Audrey — November 21, 2013 @ 5:20 PM | Reply

    • Born loser!

      Comment by Penghulu Kasam — November 23, 2013 @ 11:05 PM | Reply

  7. Perkasa is also known as Pekasam (the meat preserved with salt). Pekasam is known to be carcinogenic (causes cancer). Please reject Perkasa because it causes cancer.

    Comment by i knowit all — November 21, 2013 @ 11:26 AM | Reply


    Comment by Geronimo Miller — November 21, 2013 @ 10:14 AM | Reply

  9. Do these state BN leaders really mean what they say? Or is it just another political script to protect ‘fixed deposit’ needed for state election 2O15? Remember the last state election when Najib’s 1O points solution had helped BN’s victory although it lost more seats in urban areas. ABU!

    Comment by Justice Lover — November 21, 2013 @ 8:55 AM | Reply

    • More like lip service to us Christians for votes they will need badly next state election.

      Comment by brian — November 21, 2013 @ 12:29 PM | Reply

  10. Beside this guy, there are a few more UMNO Ministers/Politicians who should also not be welcomed to Sarawak too. Their views, comments and attitudes have hurt a lot of Sarawakians too.

    Comment by gagojackman — November 21, 2013 @ 8:40 AM | Reply

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