GE15 cannot proceed smoothly if held this year, says Perikatan


PETALING JAYA: The government needs to focus on preparations for floods and accelerate the country's recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic instead of holding the 15th General Election this year, says Perikatan Nasional.

Coalition chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic) said GE15 should not be held this year as monsoon season is expected to bring floods, especially in East coast states.

"Having an election during the floods will disrupt the smooth flow of the election and will be a hassle for the people," said Muhyiddin in a statement on Tuesday (Oct 4).

"The people are burdened with the issue of inflation, high cost of goods and the fall of the ringgit, where the nation's recovery process is still slow.

Muhyiddin said these issues should be given full attention by the government, especially in Budget 2023.

He said the Cabinet and Perikatan have been told to deliver this stand in the Cabinet meeting.

"All Perikatan MPs will also take a similar stand," added Muhyiddin.

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