Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today he is waiting for inspiration to decide the best time to dissolve Parliament and pave the way for the 14th general elections.
Najib who is also Umno president told a news conference after chairing the party’s supreme council meeting noted that there is still several months before the expiry of the mandate for the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.
“I am waiting for… I don’t know, I am waiting for some sort of spark, or ilham or something to decide when is the best timing,” he said, using the Malay word for “inspiration”.
“As long as we do it within the ambit of the Constitution, which is by June, where the Parliament will dissolve automatically. We may do it before June, or we may wait until June,” he added.
The chair of the 13-party BN also said the coalition has submitted a list of its electoral candidates to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to be vetted for their suitability.
“We are already committed to ensure the election system is clean and fair. All ministries and its agencies had too taken up the pledge,” he said.