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Najib hints at elections next month

Published on Nov 25, 2012 11:19 PM
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (pictured) says the general election can be held next month despite the monsoon. -- PHOTO: THE STAR PUBLICATION

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has hinted at the possibility of a December general election, despite the narrow window for preparations and the onset of the annual monsoon.

Datuk Seri Najib said the monsoon season - traditionally deemed unsuitable to hold polls because of widespread flooding- need not be a deterrent.

"If it rains, or a flood occurs, (then we) can use the boat," he said, responding to questions in a recent interview with editors of government-backed media outlets Bernama and Utusan Malaysia.

The last time a general election was held during the year-end monsoon season was in on Nov 29, 1999.

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