Malaysia's DPM Zahid keeps mum on election date

Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi also said rumours that the Barisan Nasional candidate list has been leaked were untrue. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KUALA TERENGGANU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysians will have to play the guessing game a for a little longer when it comes to the exact date of the country's 14th General Election.

Even Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi responded with a shrug when asked about the imminent election period.

"Nobody knows," he said when quizzed at a press conference in Terengganu on Monday (Feb 26).

The rumour mill has been rife as to when polling day would take place with a few guesses that it could happen at any time between March and June this year.

Datuk Seri Zahid also rubbished rumours that the Barisan Nasional candidate list has been leaked, saying that such talks were normal around this time.

He said the Prime Minister would speak with the Barisan leadership at all states to select the perfect candidates before the list is finalised.

"We cannot stop speculations nor can we close the 'mulut tempayan' (gossip), but whatever it is, we should adhere to the PM's final decision," he said.

Dr Zahid said previously that the election could happen days after Chinese New Year and before Hari Raya Aidilfitri which falls this year on June 15.

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