Perkasa claims that there is now a brigade within Rela (a paramilitary citizen volunteer corps), supposedly approved by the Home Ministry.
This, however, has been denied by the Rela director general and the Deputy Home Minister.
So, who's lying and who's telling the truth?
Whatever the case may be, Perkasa going paramilitary is not something that Walski thinks is at all positive. Call him paranoid, but events of late almost seem like Perkasa has a road map to one day take over the country by force.
The truth, as they say, is out there...
Perkasa has moved to take a wider role in its political struggle by forming a subgroup within The People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) that is exclusively for its members.
Perkasa coordinator, Zainuddin Salleh, revealed to Komunitikini that a Rela subgroup called “Briged Setia Negara” had been established by Selangor Perkasa chief, Abdullah Mansor, in December last year.
“Approval was granted by the Home Ministry in December last year for the establishment of the brigade,” claimed Zainuddin. “The brigade is formed exclusively for Selangor Perkasa members.”
He said those who join Perkasa will be offered the option to enrol in Briged Setia Negara.
The brigade, according to him, is no different to Rela’s other units except in its membership condition.
“The uniform and duties given are still the same,” he added.
Asked if an Umno member who is not Perkasa member is allowed to join the brigade, Zainuddin said such a person should join Rela directly.
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A check on the Selangor Perkasa website confirmed that Perkasa has conducted a briefing on the said brigade during a recent event, with Perkasa’s Abdullah dressed in Rela uniform.