On 4th February, civil society launched 2 documents : The People’s Voice and The People’s Declaration.
On 6th February, on behalf of all Malaysians, I had sent copies of both documents to all BN component parties and to DAP, PAS, PKR and PSM with the the expressed hope that these parties would adopt the aspirations declared by the rakyat in these documents as the way forward for our nation.
By Saturday, 16th February, PKR, DAP, PAS, PSM, MDP and PASOK had confirmed their endorsement of The People’s Declaration.I hear a very unhealthy silence from all the component parties of the Barisan National. Is the declaration anti-government? Certainly not! Then why the unholy silence? The answer is obvious! Accepting this document would mean they (BN) have to right all their wrongs....something unacceptable, undo able, crazy, upsetting the apple cart, breaking out from the comfort zone.....in a word, unthinkable. That about sums up what they are, no?
Haris titled his posting thus:
That word Barisan leaves a rancid taste in the mouth.