Zuraida agrees with Dr M: Now's not the right time for snap polls

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  • Saturday, 26 Sep 2020

GEORGE TOWN: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) supreme council member Zuraida Kamaruddin agrees with her former boss Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that now is not the right time to hold a snap general election.

Zuraida said with the current condition of the economy and with the country is still battling the Covid-19 pandemic, it is better to let the current administration carry on until the end of its term.

"We only slightly over than two years from the last general election, so it's not the right time to hold a general election now.

"And if by the end of the term if there is any party interested to become prime minister, they can contest," she said.

Without naming anyone, Zuraida said those who wanted to be Prime Minister should work hard now so that people can evaluate their performance when the time comes.

She also suggested that those who announced that there would be an apparent change in the Federal Government recently should be reprimanded, as it has caused instability to the country.

Earlier on Wednesday (Sept 23), Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim claimed he had a "strong and formidable majority" to form the next government.

However, he stopped short at revealing the numbers he had, adding that he would first seek an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, who has been undergoing treatment at the National Heart Institute (IJN) since Monday (Sept 21).

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