Those calling for GE15 during monsoon 'out of their minds', says Bersatu Youth

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 02 Oct 2022

PETALING JAYA: Those calling for the 15th General Election (GE15) in November despite warnings of the impending monsoon must be "out of their minds", says Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal (pic).

The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s Youth chief said only those who did not understand science would push for elections during the flood season.

"Why would anyone call for GE15 soon despite monsoon warnings?

"The floods late last year were also not as previously experienced due to climate change.

"Those who do not have a basic understanding of science will definitely not comprehend the damage caused by devastating floods to Malaysians," he said during an event to launch Bersatu’s division meetings and its Selangor state election machinery.

Wan Ahmad Fayhsal's comments came following a statement by Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi that Barisan was ready to brave the floods for GE15.

Ahmad Zahid, who is also Umno president, had however later said his remarks were taken out of context by Barisan’s rivals.

He explained that his comments were meant to convey to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob that the Barisan machinery was ready for GE15, regardless of the situation.

"Despite this, it has been manipulated by other parties, saying that we do not care for the safety of the people," he said.

The Umno president also taunted the Opposition, saying GE15 should be held now if they were afraid of the year-end floods.

"It is time for them to 'walk the talk' and 'press the button' so the Election Commission can set a date for GE15 to be held," he said.

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