Let wisdom prevail over GE15


I CHANCED upon a weather alert notification from the United States Embassy dated Sept 27 warning of the tropical cyclone season from Nov 1, 2022 to April 23, 2023 in the Pacific and Indian Oceans – which would include Malaysia.

It will be accompanied by continuous rainstorms and floods in some parts of the country, including Kuala Lumpur. These torrential rains and thunderstorms can lead to widespread electricity and water supply disruptions. This warning plus the forecast from Malaysia’s Meteorological Department Malaysia, I am sure, is good enough for any rational thinking person not to hold the 15th General Election (GE15) in this time.

We, as members of the Malaysian Family, have faith in the wisdom of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in putting the well-being of our Family first rather than acceding to the request of a few.

I served the Royal Malaysia Police for 38 years and was involved in many elections and this is the first time ever that I can recall a Prime Minister being pressured to hold elections before the term ends. Why must the rakyat be forced to fulfil the agenda of a few and be subjected to the wrath of nature?

We cannot run away from the annual yearend monsoon floods and it is inevitable that during this period, all government departments, the police, fire and rescue, civil defence and other resources will be deployed to help save lives.

Instead of spending the exorbitant money required on elections, it would be wiser to utilise funds for flood victims. Let us hope that wisdom prevails and that GE15 will be held next year.

DATUK WEE BENG GEE

Petaling Jaya

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