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Explain stance on ties with communist parties, Perkasa urges Putrajaya

Ibrahim urged that the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional explain the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) reportedly signed between BN and CPC back in 2010. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Ibrahim urged that the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional explain the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) reportedly signed between BN and CPC back in 2010. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — Perkasa has demanded that Putrajaya explain its stance on local political parties having cooperation with communist parties abroad, after MCA forged a cooperation with the Communist Party of China (CPC)

Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali said that the group would demand for an explanation in a letter to several government agencies next week.

"We want them to state what is their stand here in terms of policy. Can a local party forge a relationship with a communist party outside of the country?" he asked during a press conference here today.

Ibrahim also urged that the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional explain the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) reportedly signed between BN and CPC back in 2010.

Ibrahim said that Perkasa would be writing letters to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, the director-general of the National Security Council, the Prime Minister’s office, and also the Deputy Prime Minister on the matter.

“We strongly condemn this cooperation (between MCA and CPC) and this is also a challenge to the Malay and Muslims,” he said, citing the communist ideology of not believing in religion.

He said that allowing the cooperation could reawaken the communist movement in Malaysia, as former members of the Malayan Communist Party are still in the country.

“Will CPC set up a base here through MCA?” he asked, pointing that the cooperation would include training and education.

He also warned that the move could set a precedent for other local parties to have ties with foreign parties with different ideologies.

“Then we would have Islamic organisations having ties with those from Middle East, and this would cause a lot of noise,” he said.

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