At this late hour, Najib still playing a guessing game
VOXPOP 'Is the prime minister waiting for some confirmation that the voting system will return BN as the sure winner?'
PM's Office denies Parliament dissolution rumours
Fortune Teller 2013: As a Malaysian, I really don't understand what the problem is with announcing the dissolution date.
After all, it will come within days. All the speculation on the election date is very unproductive for the nation. Just imagine how much we lose in productivity every day.
Senior Citizen: Personally, I am fed up of our so-called ‘elections'. The prime minister has made everyone fed-up with the elections altogether.
Well, he can call whenever he wants, as that is his right. This is what happens when too much power has been bestowed upon one person.
Why don't we learn from the United States or even Australia? I hope this will be done by the new government.
Right now, our elections are being conducted as if it is a game of "catch me if you can". Remember school days of yesteryears?
SteveK: Why can't Najib just announce the date? It is not like before where the general election date could be one or two years in advance. Now, we have less than one month or two to call the general election.
What is he up to? Is he waiting for some confirmation that the voting system will return BN as the sure winner?
Cantabrigian: If Najib Abdul Razak dissolved the Parliament last year, he wouldn't have had to suffer the brunt of the Lahad Datu intrusion, Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud's tape, the royal commission of inquiry (RCI) into the ‘citizenship-for-votes' controversy in Sabah, etc.
But who cares, Najib is a sitting duck anyway, waiting to be the first prime minister of Malaysia to be kicked out of office.
Heavywater: Too many issues have happened which Najib wants the public to forget, so he continues to delay. For every action Najib does (like giving cash to the people), there are three more scandals surfacing.
He has also yet to come up with answers to accusations from several individuals - carpet trader Deepak Jaikishan, for example - on his alleged involvement in the murder of the Mongolian national, Altantuya Shaariibuu.
Najib will likely dissolve Parliament naturally when the time comes and then call for martial law. He is power-crazy and wants to protect his prime minister's position, so until the majority of Umno supports him, Najib will not dare to do anything.
Jaya_327a: Najib is more frightened of former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad and gang. It is going to be like running from the mouth of a tiger into the mouth of a crocodile.
As the saying goes, "What does a man get when he gains the whole world, but loses his own soul?"
Minus the politics, Malaysia is still a good country. It is too late in this election to change the culture of Malaysian politics created by Mahathir, but let us make a start before it becomes a tradition.
Zar: I don't care whether it is to be dissolved today, tomorrow or next week. It's all the same to me.
This is the first time in our history that we have a cowardly prime minister who is afraid to have an election. Not to mention that it's a first for us to have an expired government as well.
2LAN: Wait, they have not transferred their money out of Malaysia yet. They know that the end is near, so they will wait until the last moment.
Human Being: Unlike Mahathir, this is the only chance for Najib to play around with the election dates. Just let him put us in suspense. After all, he only has one chance.
Bijan: Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim should declare it loud and clear that when Pakatan Rakyat captures Putrajaya, he will make the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), the judiciary, the Election Commission (EC), the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and so on, all independent.
I am sure that a lot of people working in these agencies and civil services are not satisfied with the BN coalition interfering with their job. But they have no choice, they have to listen to the instructions from the top brasses.
If Anwar declares it, I am sure that a lot of inside information will soon be leaking out and help Pakatan to whack BN thoroughly during the campaigning period.
MajuUbah: Bijan, I think Pakatan policy is to hand over the selection of future heads of the named institutions back to the people, that is, appointment shall be proposed by the executive but vetted and passed by the Select Committee (perhaps equivalent to Parliamentary Select Committee) for endorsement by the king.
Haveagreatday: It is a sad reflection on the state of accountability in our country that such a serious allegation against the prime minister pertaining to the late private investigator P Balasubramaniam's second statutory declaration (SD) is treated as a non-issue by the mainstream media and the man himself.
AngryBird: Najib's trait - keep silent and the issues would die a natural death.
The above is a selection of comments posted by Malaysiakini subscribers. Only paying subscribers can post comments. Over the past one year, Malaysiakinians have posted over 100,000 comments. Join the Malaysiakini community and help set the news agenda. Subscribe now.