Muhyiddin wants general election once Covid-19 subsides

(FMT) – PPBM president Muhyiddin Yassin has indicated that a general election will take place once Covid-19 subsides.

In his speech at the third PPBM annual general assembly today, the prime minister said some politicians were of the view that the national budget needs to be rejected to pave way for fresh elections.

“There is no need for that. If you ask me, I would have advised the Yang di-Pertuan Agong yesterday to dissolve Parliament so elections can be held.

“But we know the problem is Covid-19.”

He said once the pandemic ends, a general election can be held.

“We return the mandate to the people and let them choose the government they want.”

Separately, Muhyiddin called on PPBM leaders to strengthen the party and increase membership and set up new branches.

“Make sure all branches are functioning, with a complete lineup of committee members. Carry out welfare and community activities at your branches.”

The party’s machinery, Muhyiddin said, must also be prepared for elections.

“Let us not wait till the last second to prepare. I know the people are sick of endless politicking. They want politicians to help them and not try to hold on to power forever.

“Let us rise to the occasion. This is the time to serve the people.”