PM shrugs off rumours that Parliament will be dissolved soon

(The Star) – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has laughed off talk that Parliament will be dissolved next week to make way for the 13th general election.

The Prime Minister said the election could be held anytime as long as it was before April 2013.

“They keep on guessing (the date). One day they will get it right,” he told reporters after a meet-the-rakyat session in Rhu Rendang state constituency here Friday.

“Many factors need to be considered before timing for the election can be determined,” he added.

Talk has been rife that Parliament would be dissolved after Thaipusam, which falls on Tuesday.

Najib was clearly amused when asked on this possibility.

“Earlier, people speculated that it (election) will be in November (last year) and they will continue to speculate.

“I’m not dismissing anything. Right now, I am concentrating on going to the ground and meeting the rakyat,” he said.