Martin Jalleh summarises Ambiga’s debunking of The Star’s four reasons for the delay in the general election while blog reader Stephen suggests the real reasons.
Blog reader Stephen sends his own four-point response below:
1. No elections have been announced to form a new government after the (Negeri state assembly) term naturally lapsed. (Elections must be held within 60 days.)
2. Political history in the making.
3. If you listen to the ruling party, they say they are confident of winning and even 2/3, yes we believe you. Then dissolve parliament-la.
4. The summary of the situation is:
(i) no confidence of winning with a good majority
(ii) making hay while the sun is still shining
(iii) weak management team to make decisions
(iv) unreadiness or interference of third parties.