Wednesday, December 13, 2006

General election in 2007?

The headline of Nanyang Siang Pau "明年不大选" (General Election will not be next year).
Similar headline for all major Chinese newspapers.

New Straits Times and Utusan did not carry this piece.

My friend Ng Wei Aik has jumped into the early election bandwagon by throwing down the gauntlet to the Penang Chief Minister, Dr Koh Tsu Koon. He has to maintain his stamina for another 12 months.

The source from Bloomberg.

Here is the excerpt:
"Abdullah Says Malaysian Polls Can Wait, Targets Graft (Update3)
By Stephanie Phang and Angus Whitley
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he probably won't hold an election before 2008, giving himself more time to battle corruption and muster support.
``Next year is too early,'' Abdullah, 67, said in an interview at his home in Putrajaya, south of Kuala Lumpur. ``I have to prove that a lot of things can be done and have been done and we have succeeded.'' "