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January 3, 2014

Sarawak PKR wants Perkasa outlawed

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The state PKR has called on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to outlaw Perkasa, terming it a racist NGO that is threatening national unity.

Condemning Barisan Nasional’s obvious support for Perkasa, state PKR chief Baru Bian said the ‘14th member of BN’ would only further undermine the country’s unity in a bleak year ahead due to economic instability.

“We are deeply concerned especially by the support of the government. Everyone is aware of Perkasa’s stand, it is very disappointing that it is now clear that BN government is supporting such as extreme group,” Baru Bian told a press conference today.

Referring to Perkasa’s admission that the NGO has been receiving funding from various government agencies, PKR leaders said that such move totally contradicted the prime minister’s New Year message on national unity.

They also questioned why was the right wing NGO allowed to stage a protest in front of the Shah Alam police headquarters against Reverend Father Lawrence Andrew, the editor of The Herald in connection with the ‘Allah’ issue.

“National unity is not possible if a section of the nation’s population is denied basic fundamental rights and asked to be subservient to another section of the population, allegedly in the name of religious sensitivities,” said PKR Mas Gading committee Boniface Willy Tumek.

On the ban of ‘Allah’ word in Christians’ publications, the Opposition leaders said restricting the rights of Christians to freely practice their faith is also undermining national unity.

Boniface called upon Najib to revoke the 1986 Home Ministry’s order banning the usage of the word ‘Allah’ by non-Muslims, and the 2007 ban on The Herald and on SidangInjilBorneo (SIB), Sabah.

“We are genuinely worried and concern that in addition to the word ‘Allah’, there would be more ban of the usage of other words such as Injil,” added Boniface.

He urged the prime minister to show sincerity in his word by ensuring that Christians in the country can freely practice their faith as guaranteed by the Federal Constitution.

Boniface also called upon Najib to ensure that this Umno party be at the forefront of the pursuit of national unity.

“Various divisions of Umno party had lodged several police reports against Rev Fr Lawrence Andrew on the Allah issue and this does not bode well for unity among Malaysians.”


  1. What is perkasa about PERKASA? Perkasa means strong, ruthless, mighty, powerful, respectful and heroic. Do you see these in Ibrahim Ali, Hassan Ali and Zul Noordin?

    Comment by No Double Talk — January 5, 2014 @ 5:47 AM | Reply

  2. The ONLY answer I can think of is the formation of TWO-PARTY SYSTEM in Malaysia.

    UMNO is not invincible. UMNO derives its might from the collective support of the 13 components parties of Barisan Nasional. This the mosquito parties from Sarawak & Sabah whose main supporters ironically are christians, the same people who are I believe are as disgusted with JAIS, PERKASA and Islamic extremists.

    Things could have been different if christians of Sabah & Sarawak had not voted BN. The Bible & Allah issues are the consequences of our own blind loyalty to BN party or its candidates. Before GE13 have we heard of these? JAIS has trampled on our constitutional right and PERKASA is threatening national security. The PM & BN leaders doing nothing shows them to be in full support of the destruction of all non-muslims in Malaysia.

    PKR even with its line- up of very credible young leaders can’t handle this alone nor can DAP or PAS alone. United front of opposition party is vital but to establish a Two-Party system requires more awareness from all Sarawakian & Sabahan. We could have achieved this but we all must accept our own folly for not doing the necessary or doing enough. The reality is, UMNO had been beaten twice by Pakatan Rakyat – GE12 & 13. Hadn’t it been by deliberate denial or blind loyalty from East-Malaysian voters UMNO won’t be as arrogant as they’re now.

    Of course it’s nice to have a very strong united East Malaysian party to partner PR but the urgency to establish one may not find favour with certain corruption infested government agencies. Even the application of Pakatan Rakyat to use a common symbol is still laying cold on the shelf of ROS. But does that stop PKR, DAP & PAS from working solidly united together?

    No single individual, race, party or society can ever rule Malaysia peacefully unless we want imperialism and absolute monarchy to return. The only long-term solution to manage a multi-cultural society like Malaysia is by establishing a strong Two-Party System. Only this can guarantee proper check and balance.

    Comment by Joshua Jabeng — January 4, 2014 @ 6:52 PM | Reply

    • OR, we can tell UMNO: “In the interest of avoiding further unnecessary conflicts putting the futures of our three nations at risk, we advise you to secede from the federation, just as you once advised troublesome Singapore to do the same. We are willing to overlook your persistent egregious past transgressions against the federation agreement and to allow you this one last transgression, as you allowed Singapore the same for her secession. No hard feelings and best wishes for your future. May our peoples prosper separately. Come over and visit sometime. Sincerely, Sarawak and Sabah.”

      – credit for this idea goes to tigerykey who proposed it below (https://hornbillunleashed.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/54974/#comment-97102).

      Comment by Scaredy Cat — January 5, 2014 @ 8:07 AM | Reply

  3. How to be outlawed when it is the brainchild and subsidiary of umno. Similarly to utusan, all these scums are one family, all affiliated to one another. Get rid of umno, automatically they will follow suit.

    Comment by Sharpshooter — January 3, 2014 @ 7:55 PM | Reply

  4. PAS’s wise stand on religion and its moderate outlook must have shocked and shamed some BN parties in Sarawak as none of the BN party in Sarawak had dared to ask Perkasa and redical elements in UMNO Baru to back off on the Allah issue. Non Muslim voters in Sarawak and Sabah can see clearly now that UMNO Baru leaders and Putrajaya do not respect the Malaysian Constitution and Federation of Malaysia Agreements. They should seriously review their partnership and alliance with UMNO Baru.

    Comment by Irene Kana — January 3, 2014 @ 6:33 PM | Reply

    • In essence Islam preaches moderation, love, peace, forgiveness, brotherly love and compassion. Herein PAS IS MORE HEROIC than UMNO.

      Comment by No Double Talk — January 5, 2014 @ 10:44 PM | Reply

  5. * PM says UMNO is not racist. Where is the sincerity or moral? Absolute ZERO! How many Chinese get a job in Petronas or civil services or an entrance into Msian Universities? All are equal in the eyes of God. The Chinese are human beings too – children of God. They worked harder to build the M’sian economy, without all those Bumi perks, licenses, car APs, cronies, projects, parasites, separate schools & exams, separate mutual funds & scholarships, separate housing discounts, loan schemes; separate cities of Putrajaya, Shah Alam, Bangi, etc. “The crime of apartheid is defined by the 2002 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court as inhumane acts of a character similar to other crimes against humanity” On top of that sowing the seeds of racial religious hatred.

    * Murders & suspected murders: Mongolian aide, Taib’s deceased Aide Boyert in US, Mansor – the Rainforest Activist, Donald Stephens – the late Sabah CM contemplating cessation from federatn, Jalil Ibrahim – BMF’s auditor ’83, Opposition’s Teoh B H. No one has been punished for all these. All swept under the carpet. . This is the pattern that precedes civil wars in other countries, ending with political criminals (perhaps many from UMNO , Perkasa, MACC, EC ) hanging from poles like Italy’s Mussolini & cronies in 1945.

    We all pray for an Act of God. It may be before or after death where there’s permanent fire in thousands of degrees centigrade.

    Comment by alsn newman — January 3, 2014 @ 5:39 PM | Reply

  6. Perkasa is actually doing a good job in driving a wedge between Malaya and Borneo and that’s good. We Sarawakians shouldn’t stop them if we want move on to self determination and self rule, without PBB and the taibs of course!

    Comment by brian — January 3, 2014 @ 2:58 PM | Reply

    • I guess that’s a positive way of looking at it. Maybe the “nons” will unite to form an overwhelming majority…….always been my wishful thought. We will indeed have endless possibilities.

      Comment by kocokoco — January 3, 2014 @ 6:53 PM | Reply

  7. Sorry correction…should be condemned by the laws and be left to rot in jails.

    Comment by owl — January 3, 2014 @ 12:32 PM | Reply

  8. Yes, any organisation which is racistic and extremist, MUST be banned for the sake of unity, peace and solidarity of the country.Those, who have been targetted unfairly lately are withholding, not due to 11meekness or weakness, but for their sincere and intense love to the country, which they treasure dearly. People, do not take their silence and patience for granted. Every citizen must do his/her part, as a sacred duty to ensure the peace, hormone and solidarity prevail in his/her country. No one should behave like a bully and rascal. We are all equal as God has created every one equal. Remember never impose one’s rules onto others. Since primary schools, we learnt, “do not do onto others what you do not want others to do onto you”. Apply your rules to yourself, if you might consider them fitting and profitable. If, if, you really love this country think and search your hearts thoroughly first, before you say and act, which might be offensive to and unwelcomed by others. Those who put their country in peril are national traitors and treasonous and should be condemned in the laws. No one is above the laws and left to rot in jails. Hell, which everyone try hard to avoid, is reserved for the evil doers.

    Comment by owl — January 3, 2014 @ 12:19 PM | Reply

    • My, my, don’t you look dashing and righteous on your moral high horse. One thing though: super-gluing your butt to the saddle of your moral high horse is a bad idea. Try talking sense and the Golden Rule to brutes who only believe in might makes right and see how far it gets you.

      Comment by Scaredy Cat — January 3, 2014 @ 2:29 PM | Reply

  9. The flood story in the Biblical text justified to remove ” the bad from the good “. So certain people thinks it is justifiable to suppress others whom they think are not right in their expression. Here again religion is at work.

    Comment by divineseeker — January 3, 2014 @ 11:51 AM | Reply

  10. Perkasa is another name for Pekasam. It is smelly, rotten, carcinogenic, quite itchy, sour, salty, oxymoron, racist, pungent in smell, poisonous, ugly, empty tin , dangerous and hateful.

    Comment by Pehin no no — January 3, 2014 @ 11:26 AM | Reply

  11. Perkasa is the political façade for UMNO, meaning they spearhead the directions for UMNO. Their ideology mirrors that of UMNO, a racist apartheid regime. You may call them an offshoot or outsourced front, whatever. A front for UMNO like the Republican Guards of the Iranian mullahs. They may called themselves an independent NGO for that’s what they want you to believe but actually their paymasters are UMNO and the UMNO government (via monies from taxplayers’ funds of course). All the dirty deeds of the UMNO government are carried out by Perkasa and any fallout and ill-effects are shielded from hurting or sullying the reputation the UMNO regime. The band of high and mighty UMNO gods are always to be seen as pure and holy in the eyes of the majority (the gullible) Malays.

    Comment by nickkraemr — January 3, 2014 @ 11:20 AM | Reply

  12. Easier way out : Kick Malaya out of the federation

    Comment by tigerykey — January 3, 2014 @ 10:29 AM | Reply

  13. Don’t outlaw Perkasa! They are the top recruitment agent for Sarawak’s secessionist movement and doing a great job.

    Comment by Scaredy Cat — January 3, 2014 @ 8:47 AM | Reply

  14. Banning Perkasa? It wouldn’t happen under the Najib and Muyhiddin duo. If anything, funding of Perkasa using our money goes to show that Umno if fully behind the pariah organisation. And now with Jais getting into the act, things will only slide further. The BN is no longer fit to rule the country. Ours must be the only country with a government elected by a minority of the populace. Umno is a racist organisation in the mode of the Nazi. Given the chance, they will not hesitate to resort to ethnic cleansing like Bosnia. We Sarawakians have to rethink whether it was a right decision to be a part of Malaysia. The Umnoputras are behaving much worst than the warlords of the bygone era. They are just a bunch of racists and bigots who continue to plunder the country with impunity. If we don’t do anything, there wouldn’t be anything left for our future generations.

    Comment by apai — January 3, 2014 @ 8:45 AM | Reply

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