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2 Articles on Pekida – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree – 2nd February 2012

In Apartheid, Bumiputera Apartheid, Malaysia, paramilitary on February 2, 2012 at 6:28 pm

ARTICLE 1

The mind is willing, the flesh is weak – Wednesday, 25 January 2012 Super Admin

So, what we are seeing here, which Tony Pua did not address, is actually a fight to become the next Prime Minister. And for those (other than Anwar) who want to become Prime Minister, they will need to first weaken Najib before they bring him down, like what they did to Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

“It will leave Najib in history as the prime minister who failed moderation. Without sincerity and political will from the top leadership, Perkasa has the tacit approval to do its worse in the light of the upcoming general elections to sow fear into the hearts of the Malay-Muslim community in order to protect the vote bank for Umno.”

That was what Tony Pua said today (you can read the full news report below). Pua also said that while the prime minister was pushing for Malaysia to lead a global movement of moderates for peace, he was actually creating a fertile ground in breeding extremist racism and religion.

Actually, what Tony Pua said was not too far off the mark. But Tony Pua was only looking at one side of the coin. A coin has two sides. So let me talk about the other side, which Tony Pua did not address.

Politics is about power. And the objective of power is to try to retain it and not lose it. And power at the top is about becoming the Prime Minister and to try to remain as Prime Minister without getting ousted.

Hence, everything that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak says and does must be with this in mind.

Note that Najib is not the only one who wants to become Prime Minister (or retain his post as Prime Minister). Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin also wants to become Prime Minister. So do Anwar Ibrahim, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, Khairy Jamaluddin, Mukhriz Mahathir, Ali Rustam, Muhammad bin Mohd Taib, Khir Toyo, Hishammuddin Hussein, Mohd Isa Abdul Samad, Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik, Rais Yatim, etc. In fact, I can add at least another ten or so names to that list.

That makes about two dozen or so aspirants. And I am not including those from PAS and only one name from PKR. If not, the list would run into at least 30 names.

But only one can be the Prime Minister. And if anyone else wants to become the Prime Minister then he (or they) will need to topple the incumbent. Of course, if Anwar wants to become the Prime Minister then he will have to ensure that Pakatan Rakyat gets to form the next federal government. For all the others, they will have to embark upon an ‘inside job’.

So, what we are seeing here, which Tony Pua did not address, is actually a fight to become the next Prime Minister. And for those (other than Anwar) who want to become Prime Minister, they will need to first weaken Najib before they bring him down, like what they did to Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

“It will leave Najib in history as the prime minister who failed moderation,” said Tony Pua. That is true. But what Tony Pua did not state is: will Najib have failed moderation because he is not sincere about moderation or will he fail because he is being blocked from moderation?

Now, when I use the word ‘sincere’, please don’t get me wrong. I am not using the word ‘sincere’ in the context that you and I understand it. I am using that word in the context of how a politician would see it.

To a politician, sincere is doing what can get him votes and allow him to retain power. Hence, Najib’s ‘sincerity’ means doing what the voters want (in particular the non-Malay voters who he needs to win back after losing them in 2008).

Nevertheless, he is ‘sincere’, in the political context, about moderation. And if he can convince the voters about his sincerity, in particular the non-Malays, then Barisan Nasional can be assured of winning back many of the seats it lost in 2008 and Pakatan Rakyat can be reduced to less than 80 parliament seats and maybe just two states or so.

That would mean Najib would have performed superbly, going by the standards of the 2008 general election. And that would also mean there is no reason to oust Najib like they did Abdullah Badawi after the disaster of the 2008 general election.

To justify kicking Najib out, Barisan Nasional must lose more than 90 parliament seats and at least five states, maybe even six. Of course, Barisan Nasional will still form the federal government but Najib would have to go. Then Malaysia will see a new Prime Minister, but still one from Umno.

Does Najib really have control over Perkasa? Who controls Perkasa? Would Najib dare clamp down on Perkasa and incur the wrath of the hidden hand behind Perkasa? Is Najib ready for political suicide and suffer the fate of Abdullah Badawi?

Tony Pua is focusing on the issue of Perkasa. That is being a bit naïve. Tony Pua failed to mention Pekida. Pekida is more dangerous than Perkasa. Perkasa, which is headed by Ibrahim Ali, only screams and shouts, and once in a while holds demonstrations of 100 or so members.

Pekida, however, is more militant. Pekida is the IRA of Umno, not Perkasa. But you do not see them or hear them. There are many members of Pekida in the government, in Umno, in the military, in the police force, etc. This is the real paramilitary force of Umno. In fact, Abdullah Badawi is the leader of Pekida in Penang and Dr Mahathir the leader of Pekida in Kedah. And we have Pekida in Selangor and all over Malaysia, all headed by key Umno leaders.

Tony Pua should not over-simplify the issue. The problem is not Najib. The problem is the hidden hands in Umno and the hidden ‘structure’, such as Pekida, that was set up soon after the race riots of 13th May 1969.

There are things that I sometimes can’t talk about. Sometimes we have to give an impression that we are not aware of what is going on so that we can better prepare our counter-strategy. But when Pakatan Rakyat leaders start going off-tangent and hit the wrong target, then I am forced to say my piece at the risk of revealing what is up our sleeve.

Some of you have been in this game since 2007 when the Bersih and Hindraf marches first exploded onto the scene. So I can quite understand why you look at things from only one perspective. We have been in this game since 1977, 30 years before that. And there are many things that have happened over the last 43 years since 1969 that many of you are not privy to. In fact, many of you were not even born yet then. [[[ *** So what if anyone is older, or richer or wiser? Some old or rich or wise people have been around too long doing nothing selfishly glorifyig in themselves to no purpose, they might as well not have been born, makes no difference if they’re here or not . . . *** ]]]

Moderate Malaysia in danger from Umno and Perkasa, says DAP

(The Malaysian Insider) – Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s failure to rein in Perkasa is jeopardising Malaysia’s name internationally as a moderate country, DAP’s Tony Pua said today.

“The game that Umno and Perkasa are playing, regardless of the outcome of the next general election, is a highly dangerous one which may forever tarnish Malaysia’s reputation as a moderate country,” the opposition lawmaker said in a statement today.

“It will leave Najib in history as the prime minister who failed moderation,” he added.

The DAP publicity chief was responding to the latest published remarks from Perkasa’s secretary-general who had said that “the faith of Islam, of Muslims is under siege in Selangor”.

He noted that the right-wing movement seemed to imply that Christians were likely to become more aggressive in their proselytisation attempts in Selangor with its Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim now in charge of Islamic affairs.

The religious portfolio was previously handled by conservative Datuk Hasan Ali, until earlier this month when he was sacked from Islamic PAS for repeatedly breaching the party’s official stand.

Pua noted that while the prime minister was pushing for Malaysia to lead a global movement of moderates for peace, he was actually creating a fertile ground in breeding extremist racism and religion.

The Petaling Jaya Utara MP pointed to the prime minister’s inaction against right-wing Malay movement’s growing increasing audacity in issuing statements that provoke fear and anger between Muslims and Christians in the country.

He added the fact that such statements were carried in mainstream media owned by the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) lynchpin, Umno, proved “Najib is either hopeless or devious in the fight against extremism”.

Pua raised again the 2010 attacks against houses of worship nationwide by extremists following a court ruling allowing the Catholic Church to publish the word “Allah”, and reminded that such “freedom provided Perkasa and its ilk… will not lead to any peaceful outcome”.

He said, “Without sincerity and political will from the top leadership, Perkasa has the tacit approval to do its worse in the light of the upcoming general elections to sow fear into the hearts of the Malay-Muslim community in order to protect the vote bank for Umno.”

Malaysia’s 28 million population is over 60 per cent Muslim, but more than half its citizens in Sarawak and Sabah, long considered the ruling BN’s vote bank, are predominantly Christian.

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Tony is full of selective amnesia and biased thinking in spirit of law issues and careerism and limitless terms or nepotism. Can you trust a country to a person who is like that? And thanks for introducing ‘Voldemort’ (Perkida) to Malaysia. Perkida? I remember one Kida, that was the character from Disney’s Atlantis though, other than being rather ‘brown’, I doubt there is any similarity between the two.

You were saying? Pak Lah is such a bad guy?!? Well to most of us, he was among the most uninvolved PMs (also shortest reigning – due to nepotism issues) ever. To say he is part of some murderous secret society is just too much to believe. You’re part of the UMNO propaganda machine aren’t you RPK? We don’t hate UMNO in that way, now you made BN even more unvotable for the wrong reasons. Sick but effective, quite worthy of another half-blooder (beginning to see a pattern here?) . . . but too damn Jewish ALL THE SAME. Return to Malaysia and run for a seat honestly, don’t spout rubbish from afar which only proves you are a strawman.

ARTICLE 2

Pekida (Malaysia) – Sunday, 29 January 2012 admin-s by Hakim Joe – Malaysia Today
In the Pekida website, one of its mission statements read as such: “Kami berjanji mematuhi peruntukkan perlembagaan sebagai dan menjadi ahli yang berdaftar dan terus berusaha mencapai objektif pertubuhan supaya menjadi sebuah organisasi Melayu yang terulung.” (Hunga-Bunga! JK . . . ) Can anyone find fault with it? What if an Indian or Chinese organization states exactly the same thing (replacing the word Melayu with India or Cina)?

Pekida is an acronym for Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia, and it has such a low profile that even Wikipedia does not have an entry on it.

Pekida did not surface from its self-imposed hermitage until the circulation of an SMS warning about a gathering of Malay extremists in Kuala Lumpur in response to the Hindraf issue in 2007. Pekida is also known as “Tiga Line” and their flag consists of three colours; red, yellow and green, mimicking the traffic lights.

Pekida is not a new organization and has been around for quite some time. It was formed immediately after the May 13 Race Riots in 1969 and its main objective was to create a frontline in the event of another race riot, and because of its intricate ties to the government, Pekida’s major purpose has been somewhat diluted to include the retention of BN as the GOM and henceforth its subtle involvement as a major force to disrupt the Opposition as with the Perak Political Crisis in 2008 and Ops Lalang in 1987.

Pekida is not an isolated organization either. Since its inception forty and more years ago, its web of members include many highly placed political and military figures including prime ministers, cabinet members, government officials and high ranking police and military personnel. As such, it is a well-funded and well-organized group of paramilitary people and is seen to be the “fifth BN column”, and since the Razak Administration all Menteri Besars and State UMNO Chiefs have been high-ranking members of Pekida.

Both the Social Contract and Ketuanan Melayu principles were originated from Pekida. In a 2009 interview with the Pekida president, Jamaluddin Yusof, he said, “Ketuanan Melayu is important because if we do not become tuan (masters) we become hamba (servants).” Does this mean that all Malays should become tuans and all other races exist as hambas to serve them? If such is the case, what is different between Ketuanan Melayu and Apartheid?

Pekida, like Umno, MCA and MIC are all about race segregation, quite similar to the South Africa apartheid of before. In the 2011 address to the Pekida general assembly, PM Najib pledged that his party, Umno, would not allow the Malay race to be oppressed in its own land, “We will not surrender even an inch!” As such, the race issue becomes an essential formula for BN to attempt to retain power; not social, economic or other more important factors.

In the Pekida website, one of its mission statements read as such: “Kami berjanji mematuhi peruntukkan perlembagaan sebagai dan menjadi ahli yang berdaftar dan terus berusaha mencapai objektif pertubuhan supaya menjadi sebuah organisasi Melayu yang terulung.” Can anyone find fault with it? What if an Indian or Chinese organization states exactly the same thing (replacing the word Melayu with India or Cina)?

For an organization that declares the safeguarding of Malay Rights as their singular priority, it henceforth does not make much sense when they gave official warning to the organizers of the Free Anwar 901 rally, an event that has nothing to do with Malay Rights. Similar harsh warnings were given to the BERSIH rally organizers. The question begets now whether Pekida is actually protecting Malays or Umno.

In the recently released movie KL Gangster, it was exposed that the film producers used quite a few of Pekida’s “secret codes” in their scenes and that the KL Gangster hierarchy was also based on the Pekida own power pyramid. Kumpulan 77, Kumpulan Merah, Semerah Padi and Pewaris are all gangs formed by Pekida members of whom has gone rogue, so says Pekida (after the release of the movie, not before) and hence their house cleaning these days.

So, is Pekida an organized group of legalized gangsters (RM13 membership fees), a Malay Rights protector (are they absconding the Sultans’ job?), an Umno crony or a non-racist (even though they only accept Malays), non-political (even though the majority of their leaders are from Umno) and non-government organization?

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Jamaluddin Yusof, he said, “Ketuanan Melayu is important because if we do not become tuan (masters) we become hamba (servants).” Does this mean that all Malays should become tuans and all other races exist as hambas to serve them?

If such is the case, what is different between Ketuanan Melayu and Apartheid? Hegelian dialectic. Why either or? Master or slave? How about ALL are equal and citizens, neither Master nor Slave? Master-Slave is only possible if both parties are into either roles my BDSM similar sounding proponent fellow citizen. Neither of all races here are into this tuan-hamba thing (except lapdog political parties and ‘ketuanan types’), we just want to live as equal citizens. This is not about who has the right to government goodies now is it?

At the end of all the b.s. we are all world citizens? Why so inward looking and communal? Also the race riots were a false flag to implement Emergency Laws by the colonial forces so they could make the races hate each other, so that the Colonials could be mediators and indirectly control Malaysia with half-blood princes like dr.Evil. Hope this is simple enough for Perkida to recognize. Colonial sickness affects the racists among Malaysians whatever political party they are from.

Qur’an (3:118)“O you who believe! do not take for intimate friends from among others than your own people, they do not fall short of inflicting loss upon you; they love what distresses you; vehement hatred has already appeared from out of their mouths, and what their breasts conceal is greater still; indeed, We have made the communications clear to you, if you will understand.”  This verse only warns Muslims not to take non-Muslims as friends (though Muslims are much friendlier with people who have lived beside them for a long time), but says nothing about equality being bad (we can not be friends but still live as equals, with separate no-entry areas for things either or both cannot abide by. Also Malaysia is a signatory of the UNHCR and must abide by Article 1, which is also parallel to the issue of avoiding the ‘Sin of Asabiya’. Ironically, Islam never was Malaysia’s native faith which is Nusantaran Animism.

Ask the non ethnic English citizens like Scottish, Welsh and Irish or especially Africans holding English citizenships about divide and conquer. Just watch Braveheart otherwise . . .

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