As the country adjusts to a new political reality, the issue of the current Government’s political support base has yet to be resolved.
Whilst Bersatu and UMNO remain as distinct political entities, there is a definite case for a merger as would be possible if both were corporate entities. After all, Bersatu’s President, Tan Sri Muhiyiddin Yassin is the Prime Minister and he was UMNO’s previous Deputy President until being removed due to 1MDB.
The Rembau Times is all for a merger which can
a) Remove all political uncertainties
b) Reduce unnecessary politicking among the Malays
c) Put UMNO back on the path towards becoming the backbone of the Government.
In order to perform the merger, the following is proposed
a) Both parties agree to dissolve their respective Supreme Councils in order to form a new party called UMNO (3.0).
b) The new party will comprise of all members of the old parties. The divisions will be organised around UMNO divisions. Division heads of UMNO will be the respective interim division head for the new entity. This is because Bersatu just does not have the organisational reach and party infrastructure of UMNO.
c) A new interim Supreme Council of UMNO (3.0) will be formed with Tan Sri Muhiyiddin and Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi as Co-Presidents. Datuk Seri Mohamad Hassan will be the Deputy President. The Supreme Council will comprise of members of both Bersatu and UMNO.
d) The interim Supreme Council will function until party elections are held in 2 years time. After that the interim Supreme Council will disband.
Hopefully this will solve the unnecessary political crisis.