It is speculated Sabah may go for an early state election amid holding it along the 14th General Election.
Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Pairin Kitingan suggested that “Anything is possible” when asked about growing political speculation that Sabah may opt for early state elections.
The 14th General Election according to its time frame should be held next year at the latest.
However, Pairin stressed that “It is all … speculation, which makes it interesting but then everyone has been told to prepare” who is retiring from politics at the end of this term.
People speculated that Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman was keen to hold state elections earlier as Barisan Nasional was confident of clinching more seats.
Sabah currently has 60 state seats.
Pairin, the veteran Sabah politician also affirmed that he is retiring from politics as a way to allow younger generation to lead the party.
Earlier this month he handed over the reins of the Parti Bersatu Sabah presidency to his deputy Maximus Ongkili, who is now the acting president.