TTF: Barisan Nasional died not during the 14th general election but the minute UMNO’s Majlis Kerja Tertinggi (MKT) questioned the need for Dato’ Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to take a leave of absence.
Not only did the MKT refuse to convene a meeting to seek answers from the party president over the corruption charges he’s faced with, some of its members demonstrated a willingness to bend party rules in hopes that Zahid will lead UMNO into government through the backdoor.
Their actions convinced people like me that the party is playing lip service to the Malays when insisting that its core purpose is to champion their rights and privileges.
Nazri even went so far as to declare support for Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim and openly backed the PKR de facto chief’s Port Dickson by-election campaign despite it being a launching pad for the latter’s premiership bid.
The fact that the MKT did not initiate action against Nazri goes a long way to show that its members are backing Anwar and Zahid towards the establishment of a “PAS-PKR-UMNO unity government” through the backdoor.
TTF has repeatedly maintained that that the unity-government concept is a no-go considering that the PAS Syura Council wants nothing to do with Zahid insofar as the formation of a unity coalition is concerned.
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz today suggested that Barisan Nasional (BN) be renamed as it was “no more”, and that the new name should be similar to Opposition coalitions in East Malaysia.
He said that BN should look at coming out with a coalition name similar to GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) or GBS (Gabungan Bersatu Sabah).
“Maybe we will do something like that here in the Peninsular, like Gabungan Parti Semenanjung, because they are after all our gang.
“Don’t you think it’s a good idea?” the Padang Rengas MP asked reporters in Parliament today.
When asked if he was joking, he denied it.
“No, I am serious. This is because BN is dead… not marketable anymore as people have rejected it,” he replied.
Asked to elaborate on the name change, Nazri said all names would be considered with the exception of BN.
However, the BN secretary-general said a discussion would have to take place with its component parties, as former BN component parties had formed GPS and GBS to distance themselves from BN following the coalition’s loss in the May 9 general election.
Source: The Malay Mail Online