If Perkasa is racist, so is its veep Zulkifli Noordin
I have to respond to Dr Chua Soi Lek's defence of the Indian community basher king, Zulkifli Noordin.
Even if it is just a short letter, I feel justified after speaking up against Soi Lek's hypocrisy.
I don't think it is true that Zulkifli uttered such words 10 years ago, because he mentioned about the statue in Batu Caves, which was only built a few years ago.
Also, Zulkifli has finally found the flock that he belongs - Perkasa/ Umno/BN. He is now in the same camp as Soi Lek, where people play race politics.
Whatever it is, he is now vice-president of Perkasa, an extremist group and a right hand arm of Umno.
How can Zulkifli justify himself to be a champion of the Hindu community now, as claimed by Najib Razak, when his organisation is basically racist in nature?
If Zulkifli is what he claims to be now, he should urge his patron, former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad, to stay true to his identity as an Indian Muslim, and take on the lineage of his father.
There is no culture in this world where its people take on the lineage of the mother.
My challenge to Zulkifli is that he should either challenge his patron to declare himself to be nothing other than a mamak ( Indian Muslim) and be known from now on with his true name, Mahathir a/l Iskandar Kutty, or start identifying himself as Mahathir bin Wan Tempayan (taking on the name of the mother).
We are proud of our mamak food as fellow Malaysians, but the old mamak himself has denied his own heritage. Zulkifli is the best person to speak to his patron, now that he is a champion of the Indian community.
On another point, Soi Lek said that the DAP has played up hate politics by painting BN and MCA supporters as "traitors" to the Chinese race.
Let me tell the former health minister that it is not MCA that the people hate, but Soi Lek himself.
The Chinese people still had hope in people like Ong Tee Keat, but since Soi Lek took the helm, he has turned MCA into a big laughing stock - that a porn star can still be its president!
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