Malaysia’s next general election likely to be held ‘within days after CNY’: DPM Zahid

Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has hinted that the 14th General Election “will likely be held within days after the Chinese New Year” which falls on Feb 16 and 17 next year.

In comments reported by Bernama, Datuk Seri Zahid dropped yet another hint at the opening of the Teoh Fu Kiong Temple in Hutan Melintang on Sunday (Nov 26) morning.

He said: “Don’t forget our big day will come. After the Chinese New Year there will be another big day. If previously voters had make a mistake it is okay. I forgive them.

“But if possible, don’t repeat the same mistake.”

The general election must be called by August next year after the ruling Barison Nasional coalition’s five-year term ends on June 24.

Parliament automatically dissolves on that date and a general election must be called within 60 days.

On Nov 12, Datuk Seri Zahid indicated that the next general election will take place within the next 180 days.

He had then said in a Bernama report: “Whoever says that the election will be held after 180 days – they are out of touch with reality.”