COMMENT Ever since Perkasa came into being, I had a knot in my stomach that the idea of a ‘Bangsa Malaysia’ was coming to an end. When this race-based voice was strengthened by Isma as a religious force that seems to have been ‘allowed’ space by the Malay community, I knew for certain that ‘Bangsa Malaysia’ is dead. Kaput. Finito. Habis.