The outspoken Pasir Mas MP's latest attack was in response to Khairy's statement during a recent interview with an online news portal that Perkasa was one of the reasons behind Barisan Nasional's (BN) dwindling support from the people."This is the talk of a stupid, brainless person. He is talking like a crazy person. Perkasa was only formed after the 12th general election."
Ibrahim Ali - intellectually bankrupt
ad hominem attacks is the moment you lose the intellectual high ground. Usually, once you lose that, the debate is over and you might as well resign.
So when Ibrahim Ali gets started calling Khairy "stupid", "crazy", "feeble-minded" and a "confused child", its a true and obvious sign of his intellectual bankruptcy.
Unable to meet his opponents on a higher intellectual ground, he thrashes around, hoping that people will listen. Only the people that share his mentality will agree with him, and it's a sorry sight of the state of our education system that 50,000 Malaysians are actually members of PERKASA. The first defence any nation has against racial bigotry and extremism is its education system -- children are taught to recognize it and despise it. But not in Malaysia, sadly. Even Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor's right hand man, Nordin Hassan, is a member and its youth chief, no less.
Seems like such a contradiction and conflict of interest to allow your deputy to associate himself with PERKASA, and at the same time, publicly condemn Ibrahim Ali. One can only wonder what Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan is thinking.
This is not to say that there are no arguments PERKASA could use to play its role as a watchdog for Malay rights. There are many legitimate causes that PERKASA can fight for, and in many cases, even win. Helping the poor Malays gain access to education and socio-economic position, for example. Just because Malaysia has affirmative action policies for the Malays doesn't mean that all Malays have equal or even rightful access to it. Think of Michael Chong and all the good things he has done to protect and uphold the rights of the Chinese. PERKASA could have done the same.
Its a shame that Ibrahim Ali has missed the opportunity to do something good here. He is obviously passionate about his cause, but his presentation is crude and blunt. That approach will always have limited success, and will always fail when put up against the refined touches of an intelligent opponent such as Khairy Jamaluddin or Nurul Izzah (who recently challenged him to a debate; he rudely declined).
Or, at least, that's what i hope.