Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. PIX: MOHD ADZLAN / MalaysiaGazette /26 MARCH 2021 Undi 18 Gombak GE15
Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.PIX: MOHD ADZLAN / MalaysiaGazette /26 MARCH 2021

By Manzaidi Mohd Amin

SHAH ALAM – The Member of Parliament of Gombak, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said that only the President of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin can determine where he would be contesting during the 15th General Election (GE15).

He said, besides his leader, no one else has the right to determine where he should contest, for the Parliament or State Assembly Seat (DUN).

“So, who is he to determine where I should contest? Only the President of the party can do that,” he said briefly during a news conference today, when asked about the statement from the UMNO Gombak Division Chief, Datuk Megat Zulkarnain Omardin who challenged him to contest for the Gombak seat in GE15.

In an interview with MMTV, Megat Zulkarnain expressed his confidence that the voters in Gombak would choose their leader wisely and carefully in the coming GE.

He said, Mohamed Azmin should contest in Gombak as no one can stop him from defending that seat.

Meanwhile, when asked about Undi 18, Mohamed Zamin said that the Election Commission (EC) Chairman, Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh has made the explanation by taking into consideration of the Movement Control Order (MCO) which limited them to carry out their duty according to plan.

He said, those who want the Undi 18 to be implemented immediately are those who wanted GE to be held since last year and this year.

“We made the amendment based on the principles and hope that the youths can vote in the coming GE and the period for GE15 would expire in 2023. Who promised to hold election in 2020 or 2021?

“Why can’t we be patient? The amendment must be made through the right process. We need to amend the voters’ registration, including the states.

“We cannot just make amendments in the Parliament. We must also do it in the State Assemblies (DUN). That is the process. We will leave it to the EC,” he said.

Therefore, he also requested everyone to stop slamming the government as it has already allowed the youths to take part in the democracy process.

“There are several amendments in the election laws that need to be made. We need to give some time to the EC. Do not make assumptions and play with the sentiments of the people. That is not fair,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette