GE14 can be held at anytime, says Najib

 |Aug 24, 2017
MO file pic credit Azrol Ali.

KUALA LUMPUR: The 14th general election (GE14) can be held at any time and the Umno general assembly scheduled for Dec 5 to 9 can be postponed if there is a clash of dates, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“The general election can be held at any time, and if it clashes with the date set for Umno general assembly, we will postpone the assembly,” Najib, who is also Umno president, said after chairing the party’s Supreme Council meeting at Menara Dato’ Onn, Putra World Trade Centre, here today.

Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is Umno vice-president assuming the duties of party deputy president, and vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

Elaborating, Najib said the Umno general assembly would kick off with the presidential briefing on Dec 5, followed by the simultaneous opening of the meetings of the three wings – Wanita Umno, Youth and Puteri Umno – in the evening.

The meetings of the three Umno wings would be held during the day on Dec 6, while the Supreme Council meeting is scheduled to take place in the evening.

The Umno general assembly would take place from Dec 7 to 9.

In another development, the prime minister said this year’s Merdeka eve and the National Day  celebrations will be merrier and more special if the national contingent emerged the overall champion of the 2017 SEA Games.