30 Jan '18, 12pm

Malaysia’s Najib says waiting for 'inspiration' to call polls https://t.co/dStt53BzOT

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Tuesday (Jan 30) he was waiting for inspiration to decide the right time to call a general election, with less than six months remaining until the end of his five-year term. Najib faces an unprecedented challenge in this year's election from his former mentor and ex-premier, Mahathir Mohamad, who turned on the prime minister over his handling of a multi-billion dollar scandal involving a state fund. "I’m waiting for some sort of spark, or what the Malays call 'ilham'," Najib told a news conference, using the Malay word for inspiration. Najib has until Jun 24 to call for elections, failing which parliament dissolves automatically. Polls must be held within 60 days from the date of dissolution. "Whether we wait until June or make it earlier, we'll see how things develop," the prime minister said. After news broke in ...

Full article: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/malaysia...

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