PETALING JAYA – Former Minister of Tourism and Culture Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz thinks that Barisan Nasional (BN) no longer ‘exists’ and the coalition should be disbanded.
Nazri, who is also the Supreme Member of UMNO agreed to disband BN so that UMNO can become a strong party representing the Malays in the Peninsular of Malaysia.
He however, hope that UMNO will open its party and ready to work with other parties, including DAP and PKR for the interests of the people.
At the same time, he accorded to the action of the four component parties in Sarawak which ditched BN as they understood the needs of the people in Sarawak.
“MCA, MIC and Gerakan failed badly in the general election. There is no possibility for them to bounce back in a short term.
“If BN remains in Sarawak, the Peninsular parties would be a liability. Gerakan, for instance had been rejected completely. It has become a liability,” he said in an interview with SinChew Daily.
On the future of MCA, Gerakan and MIC who are still in BN, Nazri said that ‘they can do anything they want, I don’t have special feelings for them. I only want to strengthen UMNO.’
Nazri said that UMNO would need to wait until the completion of its party poll on 30 June to determine if BN needs to be disbanded.
Meanwhile, Nazri said that he is not interested to contest in any UMNO top post. – MalaysiaGazette