Thursday, September 29, 2016

Snap Elections? Maybe after all.

Star Online - PMO clarifies newswire report on snap polls

Dei Tambee, what did you say?

I was not talking reporting to you, Podah!


KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had said that the holding of elections is not due to any single factor, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.

It was clarifying news reports that Najib opposed calling early elections before the 2018 deadline.

The Prime Minister, who is on a visit to Berlin, had responded to a question on whether there will be an early election in Malaysia due to issues surrounding 1Malaysia Development Bhd.

“It must be predicated on the basis that we have good policies in Malaysia.

“We are delivering (results) for the benefit of the people and we are the best government to lead Malaysia into the future.

“We have a strong record and we will continue to tell the Malaysian people that our government is still the best choice,” Najib had said, according to the PMO.

Bear in mind the query by reporters was in response to whether there will be a snap poll due to issues about 1MDB.

The PM answered in a manner skirting that hot potato (1MDB), basically whispering 'sweet nothing', thus it was all bullshit talk.

Yessir, his response to the as to whether 1MDB may prompt him into calling for a snap elections was to tap-dance around the taboo. He didn't say 'yes' or 'no'.

Then, can we assume that there may be such a possibility in 2017, that is, a snap election for Malaysia?


UPDATE on 30 September 2016:

MM Online published PM says German translator misinterpreted remarks on early polls in which it's reported that PM Najib said:

“The translator didn't understand what I was saying. I was speaking in English but the translator translated it into German."

“I said the elections are not due until 2018, that does not mean elections will be on 2018. Elections are not due, it was mistranslated.”
“I have already made a clarification yesterday that I didn't say that elections will be on 2018 or did I say that it will be held much earlier. That’s all.”


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