"No election this year...", "Looks like next year la, YB!" and "Not November, maybe December..." are among some passing remarks I heard at the Parliament today.
However, the third one gained my fullest attention.
As Umno General Assembly will be held on Dec 1, means nothing will happen in November.
PM Najib will table the 2013 Budget on Friday Sept 28 and it will take between two to three weeks for it to go through debates, both at Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara. By then, it will be close to end of October.
If PM dissolves Parliament by end of Oct, we have 60 days to the poll but still, the Election Commission needs time to make preparation.
And since Umno GA has been slotted for Nov 27-Dec 1, there is no room to call for general election at that particular time.
So, there goes all the prediction and speculation that the national poll would be in November. Many even agree that since '11' is Najib's favorite number (is it?), November is best for election (read this interesting piece...)
A few days ago, DAP strongman Karpal Singh said the government can complete the term and mandate given by the rakyat before calling for another general election. The mandate ends in April 2013.
So, when is general election?
Do you care as to when?