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Election Is Coming In A Year’s Time So Get Ready, PM Ismail Tells UMNO & BN Machineries

Election Is Coming In A Year’s Time So Get Ready, PM Ismail Tells UMNO & BN Machineries

The prime minister hinted that the next general election “may be held before the end of term”.

Ikhwan Zulkaflee

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob had reminded UMNO and Barisan Nasional (BN) machinery to be prepared to face the 15th general election as it may be called within a year’s time, Free Malaysia Today reported.

Despite not revealing any specific date, the UMNO vice-president said that the parties’ election workers should not wait until the last minute to prepare themselves.

According to the report, Ismail reminded UMNO and BN’s election machinery that the Parliament’s term would end in July 2023 which is only about a year from now.

“A year is not a long time for political parties to face elections,” he was quoted as saying.

Ismail also said that he had asked Bera’s UMNO and BN election machinery to be always ready to face the general election as it “may be held earlier than the end of term”.

The 14th Parliament term was scheduled to end on 15 July 2023.

In recent months, several UMNO top guns including party president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and the party’s deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hassan had suggested that Ismail dissolve the Parliament early to make way for the 15th general election.

UMNO former president Datuk Seri Najib Razak also had asked for the general election to be held soon, citing that the mood on the ground is within UMNO’s favour, pointing towards UMNO-BN’s winning streaks in several previous state polls.


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