What do we understand by the term 'national security'?
Different countries have different definitions of 'national security'. However, the dictionary states it is "the protection or the safety of a country’s secrets and its citizens".
In other words, national security is in general about protection from or resisting foreign interference, control, oppression and infiltration.
However, Perkasa's Ibrahim Ali has a different interpretation. He stated that "The Chinese community will become a national security threat if it grow more powerful politically and economically." - see The Malaysian Insider's Growing Chinese clout may cause new May 13, says Ibrahim Ali.
I presume he was referring to Chinese Malaysians, because those Chinese in China, Taiwan, Singapore are already more powerful politically and economically than Malaysia, and while those in Hong Kong may lack the political clout (being a political entity under China's sovereignty), do possess considerable economic power.
The other issue in which the Chinese in those overseas countries are more powerful than Malaysia, and I don't mean to rub it in, is in education, specifically their students' prowess in maths and science.
But Perkasa being Perkasa, Ibrahim Ali being Ibrahim Ali and their patron, Dr Mahathir being Dr Mahathir, it is quite clear that UMNO-Perkasa would tolerate Chinese Malaysians so long as they don't have political power (meaning that of DAP), and also not too much economic power.
He warned of dire consequences, the standard UMNO-Perkasa threat of May 13 just in case people haven't got his message.
He reminded us: "What if there is chaos? Like during the May 13 incident they could not proceed with their trade."
And what about you, Ibrahim Ali? A year after May 13, didn't you run to seek help from Lim Kit Siang when the police were after you with an ISA order?
Indeed, what your Perkasa patron said is true, that Melayu mudah lupa. Perhaps he had you in mind when he said that, wakakaka.
Sharizat, and now Ibrahim Ali with their May 13! Specifically addressed to Chinese Malaysian citizens, born and raised here ..... but not the million illegal Indonesian migrants in Peninsula nor the million illegal Filipinos migrants in Sabah (nor all sorts of illegal migrants from the subcontinent)
UMNO knows that for its own national security, a three-layered defence is best, namely, (a) political appeals and threats, (b) the EC and other UMNO-affiliated government machinery, and (c) lastly but not least, rolling out the tanks 'to deal' with any threat to national security.