Don’t rush to hold GE15, focus on economic recovery, says Azmin


SHAH ALAM: There should be no rush to hold the 15th General Election because the focus now should be on economic recovery programmes and creating new jobs for the people, says Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

The International Trade and Industry Minister said there was still a lot of time to hold the general election.

"I have given my views, although the country’s economic situation is getting better and recovering based on data and statistics, I represent the ministry that is responsible for investment and trade and I feel that we need a bit more time to convince foreign investors to continue to invest in Malaysia and make Malaysia their investment destination.

"Only with new investments can we drive sustainable economic growth and create jobs,” he told the media after launching the Selangor Bersatu election machinery here.

However, Azmin, who is also Perikatan Nasional election machinery director, said if GE15 were to be held soon, the coalition would be ready to face it.

He said Perikatan component parties were in the process of completing talks on seat distribution for GE15. - Bernama

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