Dissolve Umno and Pas, form a new 'Malay and Muslim' unity party. That's what suggested by Ibrahim Ali, Member of Parliament (Independent) for Pasir Mas and the president of Perkasa. A good proposal (read here), in fact but its actually easily said than done.
Perkasa now boasts an organisation to fight and protect the rights and the interest of the Malays, so they claim. Umno boasts of being the largest Malay (all Malays are Muslims) party in the country while Pas represents another group of 'Muslim fundamentalist'.
While Ibrahim's suggestion has yet to draw any response from both leaders of Umno and Pas, many would cast doubt over it, especially when Ibrahim himself used to be with both parties. Pas gave him the green light to contest the Pasir Mas parliamentary seat in 2008 at times when his relations with Nik Aziz and the rest of Pas leadership was so intact. Not an overboard statement to say that he contested on Pas ticket.
However of late, he subsequently falls out with Pas, notably after founding Perkasa which receives tangible support from the Malay and Umno leaders and members, including former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who once chided him as 'frog' for his bad political habit of party hopping - from Umno to Semangat 46, back to Umno and then Pas before declaring his 'independent' within a short span.
Umno expelled him when he contested as an Independent for Pasir Mas in 2004 (he lost). "I didnt leave Umno... it was Umno that sacked me..." was his words then.
Now, in suggesting the 'merger' of Umno and Pas, Ibrahim (maybe) has forgotten the role of Perkasa should that idea materialises. What would Perkasa be then, its function and role? Would it be another political party or just maintaining its status quo as a powerful Malay NGO?
The non-Malays, who already made a big fuss about Perkasa (calling it a racist and anti 1Malaysia organisation) would not feel very easy should Perkasa joins the 'new party'. As a hero by then for making such a brilliant idea, he would definitely join it if Perkasa is not turned into another political party.
And again, the non-Malays would feel very uncomfortable to see a 'Malay chauvinist' sitting together with Najib Razak, Muhyiddin Yassin, Nik Aziz and Hadi Awang. DAP will be the most stung by it as the Pakatan Rakyat has lost a component party.
(Ever since the formation of Perkasa, the Chinese and Indians too have formed theirs. Even Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin said all races can form anything similar to Perkasa. The Malays dont like it actually and start to call them racist, too. Is this healthy for national integration?)
Ops... another thing. Why didnt Ibrahim suggest for Parti Keadilan Rakyat to also consider the Umno-Pas 'new party'? PKR members are mostly Malays, too. He can always tell PKR non-Malay members to either opt for MCA, MIC, DAP, PPP or others. Why didnt he think of that?
If you are too concern about Malay unity, dont leave anybody behind, right? Not fair. Anwar Ibrahim is a Malay too. Maybe we can suggest to the judiciary to call off Anwar's court case (we can kautim anything in Malaysia, right?) and let him join the new party for the sake of Malay Unity!
Anyway, I kinda like his idea. He is a true Malay, isn't he? Can we call him a Malay hero?