Don't call for GE15 during flood season, says Anthony Loke


SHAH ALAM: Do not dissolve Parliament and call for the 15th General Election (GE15) during the year-end monsoon season, says Anthony Loke.

The DAP secretary-general said the monsoon season is not a suitable time to hold elections, adding that the people’s well-being must be prioritised.

“We have to be patient for some time because we want to settle the people’s problems. We must help the flood victims before we go for polls,” he said during the party’s special congress here on Sunday (Sept 25).

Speculations are rife that Parliament will be dissolved after Budget 2023 is tabled, paving way for GE15. Budget 2023 is set to be tabled on Oct 7.

On Sept 24, a group of protesters led by Muda had staged a protest outside the Sogo shopping complex to urge the government to not call far elections in view of the looming flood season.

Loke also said that the fight against corruption and instilling the culture of integrity among Malaysians must be at the core of Pakatan Harapan’s administration.

the party and its allies in Pakatan must heed Perak Ruler Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah’s decree and make the crusade against corruption as its mission and main agenda to win the 15th General Election (GE15) and return to power.

The Perak Ruler said recently that corruption is happening on a dangerous scale and it has become a cancer.

Sultan Nazrin said corruption has led to wider socio-economic issues that hindered economic growth, discouraged foreign investment, increased administrative and transaction costs, deprived citizens of access to services, and promoted political instability.

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