• Najib Drops Strong Hint On Date Of 14th General Election

    Published: Friday, 2 February 2018
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    PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has given the strongest hint yet that the upcoming 14th General Election will be held before July 14.

    Speaking to 1,200 recipients of the 2018 (PM-1MDB) Foundation Special Haj programme here today, Najib said the pilgrims would witness two ‘raya’ occasions before performing their Haj.

    “July 14 means that two occasions would have passed, one being Hari Raya Aidilfitri and the other being another ‘hari raya’.”

    “You will depart (for Mecca) after the other ‘raya’,” he said in an apparent reference to the Malay word ‘pilihan raya’, which translates to election in English.

    The recipients are scheduled to leave for Mecca on July 14, and the national election must be held by Aug 24. Hari Raya Haji falls on Aug 21.

    “Please keep this in mind — if the existing government remains in power, all of you will be able to perform the Haj. Everything will remain unchanged as long as the government remains unchanged,” he said in his speech at Masjid Putra.

    He said also urged the recipients to pray for Malaysia’s wellbeing and for the country to remain prosperous in the years to come.-NST

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