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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20, 2016:

Perkasa will take part in the rally against the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) to be held at Dataran Merdeka on Saturday.

The Malay non-governmental organisation’s president, Datuk Ibrahim Ali, said the group would however remain separated from DAP supporters even though they would be on the same field.

“They are them, and we are us … the field is wide.

“They can sit in one corner, and I will sit in another,” he told a press conference at the Perkasa headquarters here this afternoon.

Asked why Perkasa wanted to separate itself from DAP, Ibrahim said Perkasa did not want to be seen standing alongside the opposition party.

“Our attendance is based on the protest against TPPA.

“If DAP or Bersih (Coalition for Free and Fair Elections) want to come, it is not related (to us).

“Perhaps, there is a similarity. There are times when Malaysians can stand together for the interests of the people, but in other terms, we are different.

“We are the same in terms of the issue, but not in the spirit of our struggles.

“It (protest) should be done by an NGO. If they (political party) want to organise the same, they should do it among themselves.”

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