The most probable date for long-awaited Parliament dissolution is Monday, March 25 although it could be later or even earlier


The most probable date for the long-awaited dissolution of the 12th Parliament is Monday, March 25 although it could be earlier in the next ten days or even later.

The automatic dissolution of the Negri Sembilan State Assembly on midnight on 26th March 2013 should under ordinary circumstances be the last cut-off date for the dissolution of Parliament, but these are not ordinary times, and Parliament can be dissolved earlier in the next 10 days or even later, exhausting another 32 days to lead up to the unprecedented automatic dissolution of Parliament on midnight April 27, 2013.

It is precisely because these are not ordinary times that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has put the country for nearly four long years on an election mode ever since he became the sixth Prime Minister on April 3, 2009, spending more time campaigning to get an elected mandate of his own instead of uniting and inspiring Malaysians with an overarching vision and governing the country efficiently and professionally, with integrity and full commitment to democracy, human rights and the environment.

If we are in ordinary times, the 13th general elections would have been held already and Malaysians would have known whether Najib has finally his own mandate to be the Prime Minister of Malaysia or whether Malaysia has got a new Pakatan Rakyat federal government in Putrajaya with a new Prime Minister in the person of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

But after the 12th Parliament has exceeded its five-year natural life on March 8, 2013, raising grave questions about the legitimacy of the Najib premiership and Cabinet, the Prime Minister in his “Conversation with the PM” over television on Tuesday could still be pleading for “More time needed to show results before polls” (Bernama).

How long more does Najib really need to enable him to show the success of his four-year National Transformation Programme when recent weeks have furiously produced one example after another of the abject failures of his alleged “transformation” agenda.

For instance, the Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today that it is OK to show the May 13 film “Tanda Putera” behind closed doors – not to the general public but to a certain group only.

In one fell swoop, Muhyiddin has done two things:

  • Made an utter mockery of the Cabinet by destroying the integrity and credibility of the Ministers who decided last November that the publicly-funded RM5 million film was “inappropriate” to be screened to the Malaysian public because of its racist, unfactual and unhistorical portrayal of the causes of May 13 riots of 1969; and

  • Demolished the legitimacy of Najib’s signature 1Malaysia policy to create a Malaysia where Malaysians regard themselves first as Malaysians and their race, religion, region and socio-economic status second.

It is sad Najib does not seem to realise that he totally lacked credibility and conviction when he said in “Conversation with the PM” that he needs more time to show the success of his national transformation agenda to achieve Vision 2020, as Malaysians are being shown more and more examples of the failures of the Vision 2020, with even former Prime Minister, Tun Mahathir, the “Father of Vision 2020”, coming out openly against the most important Vision 2020 objective of a Bangsa Malaysia!

The seven-hour marathon meeting yesterday between the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the Barisan Nasional Secretary-General Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor on the one hand and the Barisan Nasional leaders and Barisan Nasional Chief Ministers and Mentris Besar is an indication that it is unlikely that Najib wants to invite further ridicule as the most indecisive PM in the nation’s history who is afraid to face voters by going all the way to automatic dissolution of Parliament on April 27.

Finally, the battle of the century in the 13GE should begin in a matter of days rather than weeks.

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  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Friday, 15 March 2013 - 2:01 pm

    UMNO/BN termasuk Najib & Mahathir tidak lebih bijak dari Rakyat..

  2. #2 by TheWrathOfGrapes on Friday, 15 March 2013 - 2:26 pm

    With early dissolution, GE13 will be held on Apr 13.

    With auto dissolution, GE13 will be held on May 13.

  3. #3 by yhsiew on Friday, 15 March 2013 - 2:57 pm

    ///even former Prime Minister, Tun Mahathir, the “Father of Vision 2020”, coming out openly against the most important Vision 2020 objective of a Bangsa Malaysia!///

    Now, even the “Father of Vision 2020″ does not believe in Vision 2020. How can BN convince the rakyat Vision 2020 is for real???

  4. #4 by homeblogger on Friday, 15 March 2013 - 3:02 pm

    In Msiakini… DPM said will wait to show proof of GE disruptions by Pakatan. All signs point to a major loss by BN and they know it. The only way they can “win” is to cheat to the point of risking the peace and safety of the rakyat. I am worried.

  5. #5 by Bigjoe on Friday, 15 March 2013 - 3:07 pm

    Thinks just got worst for Najib. P.I Bala just passed away and now a martyr for Pakatan with the Malaysian and especially Indian.

    Just give up Najib/Rosmah and start packing your bags..

  6. #6 by cseng on Friday, 15 March 2013 - 3:36 pm

    The way Uncle LKS doing the analysis for ‘date parliament resolved’.

    I am convinced, before April 28, LKS will hit on that day, as accurate as stock analyst.

  7. #7 by john on Friday, 15 March 2013 - 4:21 pm

    Is because C4 has no choice any more, after making a FOOL of his own Bumno/bn members for the last 4 years till now. No way out for him already.

  8. #8 by omeqiu on Friday, 15 March 2013 - 5:55 pm

    Kit, we are all too tired of this guessing of dissolution of parliament, and who will win. Why do politicians who have better things to do spent so much time on this unimportant thing? If you are good enough to win (if indeed PK is good enough), let PM Najib play his game. Just don’t play along to humor him. As for the analysts and research houses and teams who guess the date and whether BN or PR will win, please take notice that “no punishment is bestowed on wrong guessers. And the best these guessers can say (in the event that they are right) is “I told you so!” . Frankly I find them absolutely boring!

  9. #9 by ahkmlog on Friday, 15 March 2013 - 6:13 pm

    We all want to get on with our lives and business dealings. Hopefully we do not have to wait too long for GE13 to be announce.

  10. #10 by monsterball on Friday, 15 March 2013 - 7:11 pm

    The heat is on Najib.

  11. #11 by tuahpekkong on Friday, 15 March 2013 - 10:40 pm

    So the 13 GE which has been keeping us on tenterhooks for the past 2 years has to be held within the next two months, no matter what, barring unforeseen circumstances. I think the election outcome would be more interesting this time. As usual, BN, spearheaded by UMNO will work overtime to disparage, discredit, vilify, smear, cast aspersions etc on the Opposition to ensure that they continue to hold on to power.

  12. #12 by chengho on Friday, 15 March 2013 - 11:54 pm

    the heat to Pakatan , voters back to BN
    say NO to Pucktan

  13. #13 by Noble House on Saturday, 16 March 2013 - 2:30 am

    Majority seats to Pakatan. Voters reject BN. Headlines after GE13!

  14. #14 by good coolie on Saturday, 16 March 2013 - 1:09 pm

    It may be earlier or even later; or even more. never!
    The Sulu fellows, and the fellows from the “Walls of Jolo” in East Malaysia, and maybe the Patani fellows from the Peninsular, may derail elections.
    I hope I have not offended any holy cows the way Tian Chua has.

  15. #15 by john on Saturday, 16 March 2013 - 4:17 pm

    Ah-C-4 feeling the heat with scandals Altantuya, Cowgate,TBH,Scorpene, mishandled LD,,,,, For that matter Bumno/bn being A B U hence voters back PAKATAN RAKYAT enblock now !
    ( Chengho@DumbHo reports )

  16. #16 by tak tahan on Saturday, 16 March 2013 - 8:37 pm

    Waaaah! cheng changed already ar? Good la…bravo

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