The bad press they have been getting had also to a certain extent influenced my opinion of the Malay rights group.
Ibrahim Ali being their leader further put me off.
I never like the man since back then when he was with Umno due to his rather unpleasant personality.
Due to those factors, I have always wonder why did Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had consented to be the patron of Perkasa.
When Ibrahim became embroiled in the Malay bible issue, due to his alleged call for Muslims to burn the Christians' holy book, I was of the opinion that the guy deserved all the brick bats which came flying his way.
That was until I read this article by veteran journalist Shamsul Akmar of The Malaysian Reserve,
When context is disposable..
Honestly, I was not aware that the issue started that way.
Otherwise, my opinion of Perkasa would most likely had been less harsh.
A lesson I learned here was that I need to do a more thorough study on the origin of an issue before forming an opinion about it.
Getting things in the right context is indeed crucial.