GE14 will be before Aidilfitri, Zahid hints again

 |Feb 19, 2018
Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. – MO file pic by Azrol Ali.

TELUK INTAN: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yesterday hinted again that the 14th general election (GE14) will be held before Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

“We have just celebrated Chinese New Year. Next, we will celebrate Aidilfitri.

“However, before that Hari Raya, we will have another ‘Raya’ (general election),” he said in his speech at the Semarak Mahabah event at the Sekolah Agama Maahd Al-Islah, Sungai Manik, here yesterday.

Also present at the ceremony were Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, who is also Pasir Salak MP, and the school principal, Agus Lokman Sulam.

Last November, Zahid gave an indication that the GE14 will be held after the Chinese New Year celebration this year.

The Barisan Nasional-led government’s five-year term will expire on June 24 and the GE14 must be held within 60 days after that date.

At the event, Zahid also announced an allocation of RM680,000 to the school to improve its infrastructure, including to build a futsal court and to install a water tank and fire hydrant. – Bernama