Monday, September 26, 2022

No ‘inspiration’ yet to decide on polls, says PM

No ‘inspiration’ yet to decide on polls, says PM

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob at a ‘Keluarga Malaysia’ dinner in New York on Saturday. (Bernama pic)

NEW YORK: As speculation intensifies on when the 15th general election (GE15) will be called, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said he has yet to decide on when to dissolve Parliament.

He said any decision on the dissolution of Parliament will depend on the outcome of discussions by Umno’s top leadership on Sept 30.

“On the 30th (of September) evening, there are the Top 5 and political bureau meetings, and then at night, the Supreme Council meeting. So, let’s wait,” he told reporters on Sunday at the end of his visit to New York, where he had addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Umno’s Top 5 refers to the president, the deputy president and the three vice-presidents, including Ismail.

Ismail said he has yet to receive any information on the agenda for the Supreme Council meeting.

“I myself do not know the agenda of the meeting and other details. So, we can only discuss (what is brought up) that night itself,” he said.

Asked if he has found the inspiration for when he wants to dissolve Parliament, he said “not yet”.

Ismail said that while taking a stroll around New York’s famed Central Park, he was amazed at how the 337ha park, situated in the middle of a city, could be well maintained and preserved.

He said there would now be proposals for a similar park to be developed in Malaysia.

“I have found the inspiration on how to preserve our green areas.

“However, as for the election, I have yet to find any (inspiration),” he said with a smile.

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