Wednesday, January 12, 2011

PRU 13= I dont think so....

Sources taken from malaysia today news...

Politicians around the country has been skeptical on the possibility of snap elections to be called by the prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and some claimed that the recent briefing by Najib with some 105 lawmakers in BN (Barisan Nasional) showed signs that he is still not too confident to call for one in the near future. If it is even possible, it would only be sometime later this year, contrary to the speculations that it would be March or July or next year even.

One Member of Parliament from Pakatan Rakyat said "I think now is not yet the right time. Why do we want to rush into a general election? An election is generally only called when a leader faces problems within the party or if his position is not safe, but this is obviously not the case. Voters have given us five years (and we are now midway through our term). We still have a lot of programmes to be implemented (under the Economic Transformation Programme launched last year). As the ruling coalition, we are not in a rush. We should be at least 70-80 percent confident (of success) - even 60 percent is not safe."

Wan Junaidi Jaafar, the MP of Santubong from PBB, a component party of BN said “The BN meeting was about transformation plans like NKRA and NKEA. It is not likely (the election will be held) this year. If an election (is to be held soon), he would have indicated it to us." Abdul Rahamn Dahlan, the Kota Belud MP meanwhile said “It would be unusual to call a snap poll now when the term for elected representatives runs out in 2013. I don't think (it will be possible to hold polls in) March. There is no urgency, although there are some positive developments with the opposition in disarray. In any case, the BN machinery is fully prepared for the "final call from the general", if a snap poll is held alongside the Sarawak elections, which must be held before July.”

Liew Chin Tong, the Bukit Bendera MP from DAP said “The BN briefing suggests that Najib is not confident about calling for an election and that he wants to thoroughly assess the situation in each constituency.” While Dzulkefly Ahmad, the Kuala Selangor MP from PAS said "Najib always plays safe. We call this being 'risk averse' in investment terms. He must ensure everything is safe for him and he will do whatever to make sure of this. The election will not be held in March. If Najib has the courage, it will be in July together with Sarawak or in September.”

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