Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali knows how to make people tick.
Today, he angered netizens on Friday after he appeared to criticise late PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.
In a statement on Friday offering his condolences to Nik Azizâ€™s family, Ibrahim accused the former Kelantan Mentri Besar of failing to develop the state and falling short in his bid to implement hudud in the state.
â€œMany Kelantanese look up to him because he is considered an ulama and called Tok Guru (teacher) although he did not really develop Kelantan.
â€œThe progress of Islam in Kelantan has gone nowhere and even hudud has failed to be implemented although he was the MB for more than 20 years,â€ the former Pasir Mas MP wrote on his Facebook page.
The ill-timed original posting has since been removed, but not before social media users tore into Ibrahim for being insensitive.
â€œIf you donâ€™t have anything nice to say, donâ€™t say anything at all,â€ tweeted @johanikhlas, in reference to his condolences message.
“#IbrahimAli : an offensive comment that shows his true colours as malicious, racist, and power-hungry,” echoes @ZulkifliSaad.
@lalalatep, meanwhile, said Ibrahimâ€™s post was â€œrude and disrespectfulâ€, while @calledramadhan accused the Perkasa chief of having â€œno conscience whatsoeverâ€.
However, @Obefiend said that Ibrahim had made valid points.
â€œHe is a straight talker and not a revisionist. His timing stinks but the points are there,â€ he tweeted.
Ibrahim failed to defend his parliamentary seat in the 13th general election, having been defeated by Nik Azizâ€™s son, Nik Abduh.
Nik Aziz, 84, passed away at his home on Thursday night after a long battle with prostate cancer.-MYNEWSHUB.CC