'We believe that the 1Malaysia slogan is not capable of creating a more conducive condition because Umno and BN have their internal problems and this has made them dis-united." – PAS president DatukSeri Abdul HadiAwang in his opening speech at the three-day 55th Pas Muktamar.
Abdul Hadi was just stating the obvious, particularly the part about ‘missing’ unity in BarisanNasional. As the lynchpin, Umno’s unity is paramount to effectively lead the coalition.
Born through sincere friendship and solidarity more than a decade after independence, the BN partnership is undoubtedly experiencing its biggest test for continued survival but, do members of this once unassailable coalition realize this?
It’s not a critical situation, but when you’re in the grave it would be too late for anything and everything.
Hope the true partners in BarisanNasional, will stand up and face the test with the same courage and hard work that prevailed during the early stages of this nation.
Umnoshouldn’t be forced to bear the burden of holding the diverse coalition together while other partners are busy with their very own narrow survival stunts.
Just note the squabbles and conflicting vibes from MCA, MIC, Gerakan and the latest being our PPP.
Do we need this? Are the partners in BN truly aware of the prevailing situation on the ground?
The FACT remains that BN is the social/political force that has brought us thus far in our illustrious journey before/after Independence in 1957 and the subsequent formation of the Federation of Malaysia in 1963.
Fact aside the TRUTH is that if the partners in BN fail to buck-up the coalition’s history might just end.
I THINK Abdul Hadi is actually doing a favour, thank him.
p/s note the journey of the Congress party of India.