At the Edge forum last November, Zaid Ibrahim said that its time for BN to reconsider the proposal of the late Onn Jaafar to create a multiracial political party which represents all Malaysians minus the usual communialism.
In the Star today, Kota Baru MP Zaid Ibrahim has proposed (again!) that the Barisan Nasional coalition component parties merge and form a single political party for the country. The timing is suitable now, unlike in 1951 when Umno founder Onn Jaafar had proposed a similar political format, he said.
He added: Barisan coalition parties were now facing issues onthe economy, religion and cultural aspects. The ability to discuss sensitive issues is still there, but the effectiveness to impart it to the people, is not. This has caused various coalition parties to have their own agenda in dealing with the issues. The diverse approaches have only led to unresolved problems andconfusion. So, a single party entity is best.
I could not agree with him more today compared to the last time he said it in the Edge forum where I was also a panelist.