Translated by DOMINIC LOH Sin Chew Daily
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As the backbone of the BN administration, by right Umno should have discussed these issues and offered the right solutions to fix the problems. Unfortunately, Umno has chosen to shrink its own scope of vision.
Umno’s latest advocacy has contravened the BN spirit and betrayed the BN roadmap. It is now time for the other BN component parties to reconsider the future of the coalition as well as this country.
MIC president Dr S Subramaniam has reminded Umno not to overlook the feelings of allies just because of a “new friend”, while MCA and 32 local Chinese organisations have set up a legal panel to study the private bill on RUU355.
Gerakan’s president Mah Siew Keong, in the meantime, has stressed that the party would oppose the bill now taken over by the federal government if it is found to be unconstitutional.
But, none of these is going to reverse Umno’s decision because they believe the only way out for the party is to tie up with PAS.
Foreseeably, the Umno-PAS collaboration will deal a fatal blow on the other BN component parties during the next general election, and may even lead to an irreversible split in the ruling coalition.
Some of the BN component parties in the peninsula as well as in Sabah and Sarawak may drop out of BN to form a third political force to fight Umno-PAS and Pakatan Harapan.
A political realignment is still on-going. While the opposition camp has yet to conclude its restructuring exercise, it is now BN’s turn to do the same.
As rightism is gaining momentum the world over, what we must do is to fight the anti-globalisation wave to the end and not to join in submission. The only thing that steers the nation forward is a moderate force that will unite all Malaysians.
Lim Sue Goan