Sunday, May 26, 2013
The people and members of the Barisan Nasional (BN) can decide whether the time is right to turn BN into a single party with a new name in line with the current political changes, said BN secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
He said the proposal which was made before the 13th general election (GE13) had been revived and should be given serious attention so that BN remained relevant especially to youths.
"We (BN) are indeed looking at the issue of whether the time is ripe for BN to morph into a single party. Whether the people are ready or not we don't know. But many are saying it must be done. We are looking at and scrutinising the methods to implement the proposal.
"We (BN) also received a lot of feedback from component parties which agree to only have one party. We also have to change BN's name, for example to Barisan Satu Rakyat," he told reporters after witnessing a Muai Thai performance organised in conjunction with the 2013 Putrajaya Youth Festival, here, today.
Tengku Adnan, who is also Federal Territories Minister said, prior to this, several BN component parties had expressed their agreement on turning BN into a single party to make it more effective in approaching and serving the people.
Recently Gerakan acting president Datuk Chang Ko Youn suggested that BN be turned into a single party after the BN only won 133 of the Parliamentary seats in GE13 on May 5 compared to 140 seats in GE12.