Building a force to whip BN at the 13th GE

The People’s Parliament

Daim Zainuddin says that the mood of the people has changed since the last GE, as they are now able to see through the pre-election promises of the Pakatan Rakyat parties in the run-up to the last election as sloganeering and rhetoric and little else.

Pakatan, Daim says, has failed to become a relevant opposition force.

For these reasons, Daim says that BN will do better in the next GE.

Difficult as it may be, the Pakatan Rakyat leaders must accept that many Malaysians, many of whom would like to see BN finally deposed in the next GE, share the views espoused by Daim.

Many have begun to feel that left to Pakatan Rakyat alone, BN will come back stronger in the next GE.

Are we then powerless to remove BN from Putrajaya come the 13th GE?

Can we not move from


This was the thrust of a roundtable discussion attended by non-BN parties and hosted by MCLM on 21st March, 2011 themed ‘Coming together to forge a pro-rakyat 13th Federal Government’.

For reasons best known to them, KITA, PAS and PKR, though invited, chose not to attend.

SAPP and Borneo Alliance, from Sabah, attended.

DAP, HRP, IJP, PRM and PSM attended.

MCLM proposed the building of a force comprising all non-BN political parties that are genuinely desirous of seeing pro-rakyat reforms post the 13th GE, working hand in hand with the rakyat who are ready to step forward and work to bring about positive changes to our nation.

These are the ordinary rakyat who will make up the 3rd Force.

We proposed that the first step towards achieving this force is to find a common platform that all parties could subscribe to. We proposed the MCLM Manifesto as that common platform.