About two weeks ago, he suggested for the formation of a 'Malay unity party' comprising of a 'dissolved Pas and Umno'. And yesterday, he talked about the future of Malaysian politics, a racial-based politics (read here). Who is talking here?
None other than Ibrahim Ali, the president of Perkasa, a 100 per cent Malay 'non-political' organisation already branded by the non-Malays as racist. It has led to the Chinese, Indians and other races to establish their own 'racial groupings', with the blessing of Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
Now, some leaders in Umno and Pas are already taking the 'Malay' unity party as a serious matter. Many lauded Ibrahim's idea as brilliant and would pave the way for a Malay Greater Politics. Should it materialises, there would only be one Malay party, no more Umno and no more Pas.
On a first thought, many would support him but on second, it triggers uneasiness among others. Some comments in my previous posting suggested that such a preposition would lead to a thicker race-based ideology in Malaysia. It would not only lead to racial segmentation of the community but most alarming is a 'Lu Gua' Malaysians.
The Chinese would also want a Chinese unity party too, comprising of MCA, Gerakan and DAP. Of course DAP would second such an idea should a Malay-unity party is formed within the dissolvement of Umno and Pas.
So would the Indians, uniting MIC, PPP and other Indian-majority parties.
What would become of Malaysia? We will have three major race-based parties competing among each other in the next general elections. Should the Malay unity party wins, a Malay will be the Prime Minister and should the Chinese unity party wins, a Chinese will have the Number 1 seat.
No, I personally dont think Barisan Nasional would be relevant anymore and no way for the three race-based parties to unite as their objectives would be centered on only one issue - fight for your own race. Having the ex-leaders of Pas and DAP in such an idea will not augur well for another BN-like integration party.
What about those indigenous in Sabah and Sarawak?
Well, Ibrahim's idea of a Malay unity party is good to some but is also a threat to national unity, for some. While Umno and Pas are considering his idea, I dont think it is practical in multi-racial and multi-religious Malaysia. Let's remain our status quo for the time being.
After all, when we suggest something for a race unity, we should remain focus before making another statement that race-based politicis will remain as the bedrock for the future of Malaysian politics.
The more we talk, the more we err...