PPP's Kavyeas Goes One Up On Nik Aziz - Suggests Dissolution Of BN Component Parties, Formation Of New BN Party
PPP president Datuk M. Kayveas said the proposal by PAS Spiritual Leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat that PAS and Umno be dissolved was a logical proposal but it needed to be extended to all BN component parties.
"In Malaysia, there is no need to have several parties, just have a BN party, and Pakatan Rakyat, and PPP agrees with the proposal by 'Tok Guru' (Nik Aziz)," he told reporters Monday.
Three days ago in Machang, Nik Aziz, who is also Kelantan menteri besar, proposed that PAS and Umno be dissolved and a single party based on Islam be formed.
Kayveas said the PAS-Umno merger would only solve Malay unity and the issue of Islam but a BN party would resolve inter-racial and inter-religious issues, as well.
On DAP's dissatisfaction with PAS' proposal for Umno and PAS to dissolve and form one party, Kayveas suggested that the DAP merge with Parti Keadilan Rakyat and form a new party. (Bernama)
***** While on paper the idea is a good one, whether it is practical is another question. In any case what possible difference can it make if the BN is dissolved and then a virtual clone is recreated? A better move, as daring and risky as it may seem, would be to form a brand new BN WITHOUT Umno. I'm sure that there will be more moderate Malay groups who could eventually fill the gaping hole left behind by Umno's exclusion. Food for thought.
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