Perkasa(Persatuan Pribumi Perkasa) is a non-governmental Malay dominance organisation that was formed by Ibrahim Ali in the aftermath of the Malaysian general elections in 2008. This conservative, extreme-right, ethnic Malay organisation is led by its president Ibrahim Ali, with Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, as advisor. The group claims to have a membership of 420,000. There are substantiated allegations that more than 60% of its membership consists of UMNO members.The major objectives for establishing Perkasa, according to Ibrahim Ali, are to act as ""protectors of Article 153 of the Constitution of Malaysia"" and to defend the rights of Bumiputera from being eroded by certain quarters. Perkasa is said to be fighting and defending the rights of the Malays which they feel are being challenged by non-Malays in Malaysia.Perkasa has recently become infamous for its racial and religious provocations against non-Malays, especially Chinese and Indians; and non-Muslims, especially Christians through vocal, physical and violent means. Despite the continuous offensive and seditious remarks by its chief Ibrahim Ali and its members that have threatened social harmony, no legal action has been taken by the Malaysian authorities so far.It has been branded a fascist organisation by MPs from the Malaysian federal opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat. Despite Perkasa's close association with UMNO, Ibrahim Ali recently implied the possibility of Perkasa becoming a full-fledged political party to participate in Malaysia's 14th General Elections, going head-to-head against UMNO. This comes with Ibrahim Ali's accusations of UMNO showing weakness and becoming ""toothless"" in their efforts to safeguard the rights of the Malays during Perkasa's fourth annual general assembly.