Polls during monsoon could backfire on Umno, say analysts


Raevathi Supramaniam

Ilham Centre executive director Hisommudin Bakar says Umno risks making the voters angry if it chooses to hold the general election during the monsoon. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 25, 2022.

UMNO’S push for the next general election to be held during the monsoon season in November will court the wrath of the people and possibly backfire on Barisan Nasional (BN), political analysts said.

They said while Umno wants to ride on the momentum of its wins in Johor and Malacca, having the polls while the people are suffering is not a good move.


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