Tuesday, 14 August 2012

GE 13... to call or not to call this year

The decision when to dissolve Parlimen to make way for the elections to be called by the SPR (Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya Malaysia) rest solely on the Prime Minister of Malaysia. However we citizens have the right to speculate when the General Elections will happen. Many speculated that the GE will happen three months ago...nothing happened.

Looks like the elections would not be called this year from the statement given by the BN Secretary General:

BN sec-gen: Difficult to hold polls this year

The Haj season makes it difficult for polls to be called between September and November, said Barisan Nasional secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
He said the Government must carefully consider whether or not it would be a good idea to call for the 13th general election then.

“October is definitely not a good idea. If we do call for polls in October, people will say we are not sensitive to Islam,”
he said after breaking fast with residents here on Sunday night.

He said it was thus highly unlikely for Malaysians to hit the ballot boxes any time this year.

Analysts and pundits have been speculating that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak could call for polls soon, especially after his revelation that he would table the 2013 Budget on Sept 28 instead of October.

Some were of the view that the Prime Minister would dissolve the Parliament not too long after the Budget is tabled, paving the way for either a later October or early November general election.

Read the rest here.

My guess is that it looks like the elections will be held next year, after Hari Raya Cina......and the guessing game continues.


BIGCAT said...

Dear Eddy,
My guess now is also a week after CNY next year. That's early February.

eddy said...

Yup, its very likely in early February 2013.