Not According to Khairy..
So, let's not waste our time and energy speculating about a snap general election because Khairy Jamaluddin has spoken. And we know better than not to believe him, don't we?
Khairy, who is deputy Umno Youth chief, said in Rembau Saturday (Feb 17) that the government is unlikely to call for a general election anytime soon.
The current strong economic situation is not going to be the push factor to have the elections.
Khairy said there are other factors to be considered such as politics, the country's development and "issues outside the party".
He also noted that the projects under the Ninth Malaysia Plan had to take effect at the grassroots level.
The government, he remarked, should be given time to fulfil its promises made during the last elections.
Khairy told this to reporters after flagging off the Taman Rembau Utama National Park expedition convoy.
Now how can you not believe the boy. Even father-in-law Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the same thing yesterday (Sunday).
At a Gerakan-hosted Chinese New Year open house, he said all the feel-good stories about the economy are not an indication that the general election will be held soon.
He said the current strong economic growth instead presented a chance for the government to use the existing momentum to actively pursue its national development agenda.
"What is important is that we have the momentum now and it is moving forward and upwards. "But we need to raise the momentum and build on what we have already achieved so that we can develop our economy even further," Abdullah was quoted by the Star as saying.
Now, if you are among those who have been playing PM, speculating about a snap general election because of those trillion-ringgit trade and those incredibly impressive growth figures (all in the newspapers), you can now take a break.
Stop bitching now. Son-in-law and father-in-law have spoken.
You are not taking their word for it?
Shame on you!