KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 — Datuk Ibrahim Ali today lashed out at Umno leaders who have consistently criticised Perkasa, labelling them bangsat (bastards) who have failed to recognise the group's sacrifice to the Malay rights cause.
In his tirade against the ruling party at Perkasa’s annual general assembly here, Ibrahim singled out a few Umno leaders who have been critical of the group, namely federal minister Khairy Jamaluddin, former deputy minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, Sabah Speaker Datuk Salleh Keruak, and federal Public Accounts Committee Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed.
"If you don't dare defend Islam and Malays leave Perkasa and Isma (Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia) alone," the Perkasa president said during his opening speech at the assembly.
"Bangsat (bastards). Four or five Umno leaders attack Perkasa only makes more Umno members join us.
"I declare myself hero to Islam and Malays in Malaysia," said Ibrahim.
The former Pasir Mas MP also claimed some Umno leaders were afraid of being associated with Perkasa to the extent that they even refused to be photographed together with the group’s leaders during public events.
“They were so afraid of ruining their image. I am just a small man,” Ibrahim, a former Umno deputy minister said.