No need for early polls, says Najib


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016

BERLIN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Tuesday he opposed calling early elections before the 2018 deadline, saying such a decision should not be based on “any single factor”.

“We rest on our record. We have a strong record and we will continue to tell the Malaysian people that our government is still the best choice,” he told reporters here after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to a Reuters report.

Najib said Malaysia would cooperate with US and other international authorities investigating the controversy surrounding 1Malaysia Develop­ment Bhd (1MDB).

“We are equally concerned about good governance in Malaysia and the rule of law,” said Najib when asked about the international investigations.

“So within the bounds of good governance and the rule of law, Malaysia will do its best to cooperate and to do whatever is necessary.”

The last general election was held on May 5, 2013.

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