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Sunday, 18 February 2018 | MYT 8:06 PM

Zahid hints again that GE14 will be held before Hari Raya

TELUK INTAN: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) hinted again that the 14th general election (GE14) would be held before Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

"We have just celebrated Chinese New Year. Next, we will celebrate Aidilfitri. However, before that Hari Raya, we will have another "raya" (general election)," he said in his speech at an event at Sekolah Agama Maahd Al-Islah, Sungai Manik here on Sunday.

Also present at the event was Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman.

Last November, Dr Ahmad Zahid gave an indication that GE14 would be held after the Chinese New Year celebrations this year.

The Barisan Nasional-led government's five-year term will expire on June 24 and GE14 must be held within 60 days from that date.

At the event, Dr Ahmad Zahid also announced an allocation of RM680,000 for the school to improve its infrastructure, including to build a futsal court and to install a water tank and fire hydrant. - Bernama