Umno again demonstrated its supremacist view when its party president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi yesterday told the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and its presiden Datuk M.Kayveas that they could leave the Barisan Nasional coalition anytime they like.
The PPP president had earlier made a call to the BN’s dominant party Umno to repeal and revamp the Internal Security Act (ISA), failing which they would leave the BN coalition to become an independent party. Well, Umno is not afraid of PPP’s threat at all and had instead proudly called for PPP to leave the coalition as soon as possible.
This means, PPP is trapped in the middle of the ocean with no place to go anymore. The Pakatan Rakyat would not accept PPP into its fold neither. Will PPP be able to survive this time? What about the other parties in the BN coalition, like MCA, MIC, Gerakan, SUPP, PDS, PRS, PBS, Upko and PBRS? Are they able to continue to withstand the supremacist Umno mastership?
Well, the fact that these parties are still harping on a false hope to try changing Umno’s mindset from within the BN coalition’s so-called spirit of understanding and close door forum. The problem is, do they the guts to do it?