Sunday, January 29, 2012

White Ang Pows from Perkasa

Photo by Steven Koay

Perkasa today hosted its first-ever CNY open house, which kicked off with an impassioned speech by Ibrahim Ali telling the invited 350-odd crowd of mostly elderly Chinese that his group is not a racist organization. He charged that Perkasa had been grossly misunderstood in the past, and declared today’s gathering as proof that the Chinese community understood the group’s goals.

Ibrahim then boasted that Perkasa gave out a total of RM10,000 in cash via white “ang pow” packets to those who came. He admitted too to using the white envelopes knowing that these are given out during bereavement! OMG, he already knew the cultural significance of the color! And still he did it - this is a sick joke!

A round of applause followed Ibrahim's declarations, if I can believe one report. I don’t know who these Chinese are or who brought them there - I am assuming there is a somebody who shepherded these old folks there - but they shouldn't be there in the first place. This is a super-duper insult to all Chinese! Do MCA and/or Gerakan have anything to do with this, I wonder?

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