BN seen morphing towards new form of existence

It is not impossible that BN will dissolve and be replaced by an umbrella coalition housing UMNO, the MCA, the MIC, PAS and several other political entities, both new and old, engaged with one another through multiple working relationships. Source (pic): TTF Files

UMNO acting president Dato’ Seri Mohamad Hasan charted new territory today when a Barisan Nasional (BN) Supreme Council meeting chaired by him agreed to keep the coalition in tact.

The move inadvertently opened the doors for both the MCA and MIC to consider working relationships with non-BN entities outside government and may require some form of commitment from all BN component parties towards a framework regulating such relationships.


KUALA LUMPUR: UMNO acting president Dato’ Seri Mohamad Hasan charted new territory today when a Barisan Nasional (BN) Supreme Council meeting chaired by him agreed to keep the coalition in tact.

The meeting, which created history following the MCA’s willingness to accommodate a PAS-UMNO relationship, saw the BN component party raising issues plaguing the coalition and the tabling of an MCA-mooted and approved resolution to dissolve BN.

According to a Bernama report, a consensus had yet to be reached on the resolution, meaning, the MCA and MIC will remain BN component parties along with Umno for the time being.


“MCA and MIC remain BN component members, very much intact, but we take note of all the issues that we have to address,” Mohamad was quoted as telling a press conference (PC) after chairing the BN meeting.

MCA has for some years been vocal against PAS, making the agreement reached today unprecedented and a demonstration that all sides in BN were willing to rethink alliances.

The move inadvertently opened the doors for both the MCA and MIC to consider working relationships with non-BN entities outside government and may require some form of commitment from all BN component parties towards a framework regulating such relationships.

Last year, the MCA suggested that the BN Central Committee be empowered to commence the dissolution of the coalition towards the setting up of a new alliance.

Then, several days ago, the MCA and MIC jointly told a press conference that they wanted to leave BN and would make a final decision after today’s meeting.

According to Mohamad, while the meeting did discuss the question of UMNO’s working relationship with PAS, it dd not touch on the question of admitting PAS into BN.

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