With its “racial tirade”, he said, Perkasa was an “insult to the intelligenge of Malaysians”.
“It’s also an Umno ploy to create mischief and racial tension,” he said, condemning both Umno and Perkasa for playing the racial card in a desperate attempt to cling on to power.
Anwar had made the remarks during the “Yahoo! Malaysian Question Time with DSAI”, a chat session between the PKR leader and more than 2,000 people.
His attack on Perkasa drew an immediate response from the movement’s president Ibrahim Ali, who retorted: “Anwar is a sick man who has lots of problems… to me he is a gone case.”
“A person with no morals is the one who insults the intelligence of Malaysians. He talks about truth, justice, racial harmony and many other things but (has) double standard. He is the one who insults people because he lies,” he added.
Ibrahim also denied that Perkasa was linked to Umno, and added that while Anwar could fool his wife and daughter, he cannot hoodwink everyone.
Questions on sodomy, sex video
Anwar’s online chat session proved so popular that it went on for an extra 15 minutes, exceeding the original hour-long allotment.
The opposition leader was quizzed on numerous issues, but the main focus was still his ongoing sodomy trial and the sex video issue.
There were also some light-hearted moments when Anwar was quizzed, among others, on his reading preferences, to which he said the list included Shakespeare, Rabindranath Tagore and the Quran.
He also revealed that his favourite vacation spot would be the beach, because of its tranquillity.
Anwar also promised that Pakatan Rakyat would remain committed to the agenda for freedom and justice, and reclaim Perak in the next general election.
As for Putrajaya, he said: “Insya’Allah.”