As the 2pm deadline given by Istana Negara to party leaders to present their respective alliances and name their prime minister candidate fast approaches, here’s what politicians from across the divide are saying.
All eyes are now on Istana Negara following a hung parliament in GE15. Party leaders are expected to propose a coalition government today. The Agong may look into the suggestions and appoint Malaysia’s 10th prime minister on Monday.
Long lines were seen at polling stations throughout Malaysia this morning, even as it rained in certain parts of the country. Some braved the rain, while voters in Ampang held their breath as they lined up next to a pile of garbage to vote.
Our actions in the next few hours encapsulate the democratic tenets of a government of the people, for the people, and by the people. Let’s go out and vote, and exercise this fundamental cornerstone of our democracy.
Malaysia may, for the first time in its political history, have a hung parliament. This political change is in line with studies that demonstrate that in the 21st century, the election results in many countries point to the fact that coalition-building is becoming a lot more common, says the Centre for Policy Research and International Studies.
Some of Malaysia’s top comedians have released a video urging citizens to exercise their right to vote in the nation’s 15th General Election tomorrow.
Perikatan Nasional’s Ampang parliamentary candidate, Sasha Lyna Abdul Latiff has worn many hats before deciding to become a politician. Among her big plans in Ampang include providing a legal aid platform and introducing basic living skills classes, especially to single mothers.
Voters need to sift through the melee and cacophony of expletives, racial torment and religious bigotry emanating from the current GE15 campaign trail, and separate the chaff from the grain, in order to provide a fruitful future harvest for this country, writes Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr Mohamed Ghouse Nasuruddin.
Senior lawyer Datuk Seri Dr Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos says the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is free to speak to the MPs and consult with his brother rulers to find the right man for premier, if GE15 results in a hung Parliament.
Warisan’s candidate for Pandan, Tan Sri Ong Tee Keat is no stranger to politics. Having served as a six-term MP previously, the former MCA president believes Pandan has been ignored by its sitting MPs over the past two terms, and hopes his offer for an alternative, will bear fruit on Nov 19.
Naganathan Pillai, a seasoned businessman, joins nine others in their bid for the Batu parliamentary seat. Branded as ‘Nathan Batu’, he believes a business approach will help make Batu rock solid.
Datin Seri Dr Nomee Ashikin Mohammed Radzi – a paediatric cardiologist and wife of Perikatan Nasional’s Tambun candidate, Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu, shares her insights on being a supportive partner, and why it matters to candidates ahead of GE15.
The race for the Tambun parliamentary seat enters its final lap. Incumbent MP, Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu, admits he is trailing Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim but insists Perikatan Nasional will step on the gas to give the Pakatan Harapan leader a run for his money.