Malaysia to hold election after pandemic is over

Malaysia is currently struggling with a new wave of coronavirus infections

Malaysia will hold a general election when the coronavirus pandemic is over, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on November 28, shortly after he received support for his administration’s new budget.

“God willing, when Covid-19 is over, we will hold a general election,” Muhyiddin said in a speech at a virtual annual general meeting of his Bersatu party.

“We will return the mandate to the people and leave it to them to choose which government they want,” he added.

Muhyiddin’s eight-month-old administration has clung on with a two-seat majority in parliament, managing to fend off a leadership challenge from opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and contain growing dissent in the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the largest bloc in his coalition.

Muhyiddin said he met UMNO President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi this week and they agreed to mend ties between their parties and avoid competing against each other when an election is called.

“No constant fight for power”

“I know the people are fed up with the unending politicking. The people want political leaders to help them, not constantly fight for power,” Muhyiddin said.

Malaysia is currently struggling with a new wave new wave of coronavirus infections, with cumulative cases having risen more than four-fold since September.

As of November 29, Malaysia had 64,485 Covid-19 infections, of which 52,647 recovered and 357 died.



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Malaysia is currently struggling with a new wave of coronavirus infections Malaysia will hold a general election when the coronavirus pandemic is over, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on November 28, shortly after he received support for his administration’s new budget. “God willing, when Covid-19 is over, we will hold a general election,” Muhyiddin said in a speech at a virtual annual general meeting of his Bersatu party. “We will return the mandate to the people and leave it to them to choose which government they want,” he added. Muhyiddin’s eight-month-old administration has clung on with a two-seat majority in...

Malaysia is currently struggling with a new wave of coronavirus infections

Malaysia will hold a general election when the coronavirus pandemic is over, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on November 28, shortly after he received support for his administration’s new budget.

“God willing, when Covid-19 is over, we will hold a general election,” Muhyiddin said in a speech at a virtual annual general meeting of his Bersatu party.

“We will return the mandate to the people and leave it to them to choose which government they want,” he added.

Muhyiddin’s eight-month-old administration has clung on with a two-seat majority in parliament, managing to fend off a leadership challenge from opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and contain growing dissent in the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the largest bloc in his coalition.

Muhyiddin said he met UMNO President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi this week and they agreed to mend ties between their parties and avoid competing against each other when an election is called.

“No constant fight for power”

“I know the people are fed up with the unending politicking. The people want political leaders to help them, not constantly fight for power,” Muhyiddin said.

Malaysia is currently struggling with a new wave new wave of coronavirus infections, with cumulative cases having risen more than four-fold since September.

As of November 29, Malaysia had 64,485 Covid-19 infections, of which 52,647 recovered and 357 died.



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