AMUSED by the Government’s flip-flops, former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak asked which minister should the public trust when it comes to decision making.
“Our Prime Minister had promised several times that he will call for general election once the pandemic is under control.
“But his most senior minister said that the general election would only be called by end of 2023. So, who is the authority now?
“I’m sure our Prime Minister will not lie to his allies and voters,” he said in a Facebook post.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had given assurance several times, during his special addresses, that he would dissolve the Parliament as soon as COVID-19 comes under control.
However, Senior Minister (International Trade and Industries) Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali was reported saying yesterday that the general election would only be called in 2023.
The Gombak MP was reported saying this after many quarters, including his allies in Umno, became upset as the Government was pussyfooting on Undi18.
Undi18, or Constitutional (Amendment) 2019, would allow automatic registration of voters and lower the voting age from 21 to 18.
While the legislation had already been passed and gazetted, the Government is seen to be slow in its implementation, citing various technical issues.
Two days ago, Elections Commission (EC) chairman Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh told Malaysiakini that Undi18 can only be implemented after September 2022, given the movement restrictions imposed due to COVID-19. March 27, 2021