Speculation is rife that the general elections will be called as early as next month.
Is this true? Is this even possible? Let us take a look.

Umno is at its most confident level
The speculation that the general elections will be called as early as next month could be true as Umno just concluded its general assembly 2017 or more affectionately known as PAU (Persidangan Agung Umno).
Confidence level among delegates are high as they rally their support behind Prime
Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak who is also Umno president and Barisan Nasional
So anything can happen next month.
Let us wait and see.

Opposition is all over the place
Next month is a good time to call for elections because the opposition is all over the
Pakatan Harapan is unorganised with six captains vying to be the leader.
They are also fighting with each other as those aligned to the Lim Guan Eng camp is
not satisfied that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is given much leeway.
Pakatan Harapan is in shambles and disarray and next month is the perfect time to call
for elections.

Flood is over
Gear up and get ready as the floods in Kelantan, Terengganu, Johor and other parts of
the country is receding.
We all know that the country cannot hold a general election during floods.
Now that the floods are over, gear up and get ready as the general elections could be
called up by next month.

Economy is getting better
Malaysia’s economy is rebounding and getting better, of which we registered a gross
domestic product of 6.2 percent in the third quarter of this year.
Now is the perfect time for the general elections to be called as the economy is solid economically and everybody is feeling good.

The scenario – February or March?
Datuk Seri Najib might just dissolve Parliament early January.
After that, it will be ten days of campaigning.
After that, the Election Commission would need 10 more days to decide the election
Some 10 days later, nomination day and ten days after that, election day.
So the whole process would take 30 or 40 days.
And elections would be held anytime in February.

Another scenario – elections in March
Another scenario is that Datuk Seri Najib might dissolve Parliament at end January or early February.
After that, the campaigning and nomination process will take place.
If that happens. the general elections is likely to take place a few days after Chinese New Year and likely before Chap Goh Mei.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi already hinted at Bernama last month that the general elections might be held a few days after Chinese New Year.
However, please bear in mind that the possibilities are endless and only Datuk Seri Najib knows when to dissolve Parliament.

General Elections is good for business and investments
The general elections is good for business and investments.
The sooner the better it is for the country.
This is because the business community do not like uncertainties.
They want everything to be done and over with so that they can invest and go about with their daily business activities.
If there is an air of uncertainty over when the elections will be held, it will be bad for
business and the country’s economy.
So that is why the general elections is positive for the business community.

How will the general elections impact the rakyat?
The general elections will be a decisive day for the rakyat.
They have to think deeply which government they want to take care of their welfare.
Should the rakyat vote for Barisan Nasional whose track record is already proven?
Or should the rakyat risk everything and vote for Pakatan Harapan who has no track
record at all?
The rakyat must vote – and vote wisely.
Because the future of their livelihoods as well as their children and the country are at stake.


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