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BN moves towards political reform

June 25, 2013

Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak said the laboratory would look into changes involving the structure, branding or policies of the coalition.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Barisan Nasional (BN) Supreme Council has decided to set up a laboratory next month to propose specific changes needed for the coalition, said Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.

Najib, who is also BN chairman, said the laboratory would look into changes involving the structure, branding or policies of the BN or all three.

He said the move was to ensure BN continued to succeed in future.

“Taking into consideration the current political scenario at national level and the achievements of BN as well as the trend in the last general election, the Supreme Council decided that a laboratory for political reform be set up in July.

“The duration or period needed may be several days, or weeks or more, so long as the laboratory can come out with specific changes needed by BN,” he told reporters after chairing a meeting of the council at Menara Dato’ Onn here last night.

Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and BN secretary-general  Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

On the proposal to turn BN into a single party, Najib said the matter would also be considered by the laboratory.

At the same media conference, Muhyiddin said the laboratory would comprise three representatives from each BN component party and it would be monitored by the BN secretary-general and its management committee.

He said the laboratory would also involve representatives from non-governmental organisations (NGOs), prominent figures and youth representatives to voice their views on the matter.

Asked who were the personalities involved, Muhyiddin said the matter would be announced later.



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