Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kelantan palace revokes Ibrahim Ali's Datukship

Datuk Ibrahim Ali - the Pasir Mas Member of Parliament

I wonder if this has anything to do with Datuk Ibrahim Ali being the President of Perkasa - a quite controversial Malay rights group, formed recently in Malaysia.

Infact the Pasir Mas Member of Parliament is no stranger to controversy.

On Monday, 11th October, 2010 during the Malaysian Parliament sitting, Datuk Ibrahim Ali was criticised by fellow Parliament Opposition Member of Parliaments who said they felt "utter disgust" with Datuk Ibrahim Ali, who allegedly did not stand up and continued talking on the phone as the House stood in one-minute silence as a sign of respect for Batu Sapi Member of Parliament Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah who died in a road accident on 9th October, 2010 in Kota Kinabalu.

The video below :

In the video below, Datuk Ibrahim Ali who is Perkasa President has lodged an official protest with the United States government over statements issued by ex-ambassador John R Malott in his blog, alleging that the Malay rights NGO (Perkasa) is a militant organisation.

Ibrahim Ali, handed over a memorandum to acting US deputy ambassador to Malaysia Brian McPhearson and political councillor Jeremy B Nathan at the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on August 2, 2010.

The video below :

13th October 2010.

The Kelantan palace Wednesday, 13th October, 2010 revoked the datukship of Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali and former state secretary Wan Hashim Wan Daud.

The revocation of Ibrahim’s datukship came several days after he visited the former Sultan of Kelantan Tuanku Ismail Petra.

After the visit on Friday, Ibrahim was quoted by the media as saying that the former Sultan was very happy to see him and that he remembered their shared experiences years before.

Wan Hashim is the private secretary to the former ruler.

When asked for a comment in Parliament, Ibrahim said it was not a big deal.

He said he was not surprised with the revocation of his datukship but stressed that it had nothing to do with his role as Perkasa president.

He said he was still a datuk as he has two other awards which carried such a title, from Selangor and Malacca.

Ibrahim said he was still in the dark as to why his award from the Kelantan palace was revoked.

But he said he had visited the former Sultan on Friday as he is very close to Tuanku Ismail Petra.

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