With six parties – PAS, PKR, DAP, MDP, PSM and Pasok – signing up to the People’s Declaration and promising a straight fight against BN, bloggers led by Haris Ibrahim has forced a declaration of the birth of “Barisan Rakyat” with the parties’ representatives giving a “passive/quiet” consent.
I could not make it. Here’s RPK‘s report:
“The PEOPLE’S VOICE and the PEOPLE’S DECLARATION were officially launched today, 23 February 2008, at the Blog House in Bukit Damansara. Six political parties — DAP, PAS, PKR, MDP, PSM and Pasok — endorsed the Declaration and promised to adopt it as part of their 2008 Election Manifestos. They also announced that the election will be a straight fight between Barisan Nasional and Barisan Rakyat.”