KUCHING: A snap general election must be held as soon as the country achieves herd immunity of 80 percent from the Covid-19 virus.
Political observer Datuk Peter Minos said this would enable the people to finally decide who they choose to lead the country.
“We are not being pessimistic but, with a very slim majority in Parliament, our Prime Minister’s political rivals will not leave him alone.
“They (political rivals) will give maybe one month peace at the most to our new Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. But, sooner or later, the rivals will undermine and sabotage him.
“There will be political peace for Ismail Sabri only when he gets a commanding majority in Parliament,” he said on Saturday, while congratulating Ismail Sabri who was sworn in as the prime minister before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong this afternoon.
He said that a snap general election must be called once the people are fully vaccinated, and that Parliament could be dissolved in November for polling to be held either in January or February next year.
“Malaysians are very sick and fed up with negative politicking. It is now up to our new prime minister to bring about political sanity and normalcy back as soon as possible.
“It is obvious that the new prime minister must pick up the mass immunisation exercise and continue the fight against our common enemy, Covid-19, until it is beaten and vanquished as Malaysians want life to return to normal, ” he said.
Minos also wished Ismail Sabri the best in the efforts to recover the economy which is a tough task during this pandemic.
“It is hoped the new federal government will work on the National Recovery Plan (NRP) until the economy recovers as fast as possible.
“Let us also hope that politicians will not start a new round of political squabbling and fighting because Malaysians are already tired with negative and unnecessary politicking,” he stressed.