This will be the first time in the 42-year political history of the nation that the four major opposition parties in the country, to be represented by their respective national and state leaders, will come together on a common platform of justice, freedom, democracy and good governance to seek the support of the people in the coming general election.
The Barisan Alternative Common Manifesto represents the commitment of Malaysians, regardless of race or religion, on the threshold of the new millennium to come together to usher in fundamental changes to create a truly just and democratic society by ending the political hegemony of the Barisan Nasional.
The Barisan Alternative Common Manifesto is committed to the restoration of good and democratic governance, by restoring the doctrine of the separation of power where there is an independent judiciary and the rule of law; an accountable, transparent and incorruptible executive; effective and responsive legislature; a free and independent mass media and a vibrant civil society.
It is dedicated to the repeal of undemocratic and repressive laws like the Internal Security Act, the Sedition Act, the Official Secrets Act, the Printing Presses and Publications Act, the Police Act, the Universities and University Colleges Act; the creation of a just and dynamic socio-economic and educational system; root out corruption, cryonism and nepotism - a system which guarantees "Justice For All".
Finally, it is to bring forward the goal of creating a Bangsa Malaysia - where all Malaysians think of themselves as Malaysians first of all, united with all other Malaysians in their common identity and destiny whatever their ethnic, religious or cultural differences.