Snap polls likely if political uncertainty stays, says Najib

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (second from left) tweeted this picture showing him with former PM Najib Razak (third from left). (Twitter pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Najib Razak today warned of the “high chance” of elections if the nation’s politics continue to be in turmoil.

The health ministry and the election commission should start drafting standard operating procedures for polls, Najib wrote in a Facebook post.

“This is because the majority of people already feel sick of the political drama happening today,” he wrote.

If the turmoil continues until the country’s leaders can’t focus on reviving the economy, then most Malaysians would rather take the risk of dismissing Parliament, he added.

Support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin remains uncertain since he assumed power following a power struggle in February.

It’s unclear how many seats his administration commands after Parliament was limited to a single-day sitting earlier this month, barring a confidence vote planned by the opposition.

Former deputy prime minister and Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi earlier shared a photo of himself meeting Najib on Tuesday night.

The caption read: “We are already preparing for elections. Are you all ready with us?”

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