Monday, November 29, 2010

Perkasa Youth calls Wan Azizah a political prostitute


Perkasa Youth calls Wan Azizah a political prostitute

Arman says Dr Wan Azizah’s remarks are an attack on the constitutional position of the Malays. —KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — Perkasa Youth chief Arman Azha Abu Hanifah described PKR leaders as desperate for non-Malay votes, calling Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail a “political prostitute” for rejecting the concept of Malay supremacy.

He also likened Dr Wan Azizah’s remarks to an attack on the constitutional position of the Malays.

The constitution lists down the special position of the Malays and other Bumiputeras, but there is no mention of Malay supremacy, a rallying cry popularised by Umno since the early 1980s.

Arman told a press conference here today that Dr Wan Azizah had failed to understand the history and context of constitutional provisions that accord the Malays with what he said were special privileges.

He also claimed Dr Wan Azizah’s criticism against Malay rights was a rejection of the Malay Rulers’ sovereignty.

“Supremacy is not becoming master to enslave others. The term Malay supremacy refers to the history that this country was once under direct rule of the Malay Rulers,” said Arman.

“In according special privileges to the Malays other races are also to fight for their own privileges,” he added.

At the PKR’s annual congress last weekend, Dr Wan Azizah described Malay supremacy as a slogan used by a small group of Malay elites to cheat others.

She also called on the Malay community to become a dignified race and not to be obsessed with being a “master”.

“Has Dr Wan Azizah forgotten that it was because of Malay supremacy that she got to become a doctor,” said Arman.

“The PKR president is a political whore who is desperate for non-Malay votes that she refuses to explain the real meaning of the concept,” he added.

“And I heard PKR deputy president Azmin Ali too condemn Malay supremacy. He has forgotten that he is here today because of Umno. Does he want to become a political whore too?” asked Arman.

He also attempted to assure the non-Malays that the Malay rights group would not violate the rights of other races despite its struggle to protect the community’s interest.

“Let me explain here to other races. They need not worry about their rights as they enshrined in the federal and all state constitutions,” said Arman.
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