Monsoon may hurt Umno’s ambition, but budget will be antidote, say analysts

Noel Achariam Raevathi Supramaniam

Snap elections may backfire on Umno as public sentiment is generally negative, seeing as polls are being held during monsoon and flooding season. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 11, 2022.

THE snap elections called by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob may not be as beneficial as Barisan Nasional (BN) expects them to be.

A case in point is the 1999 general election, which was called by then prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to cement his position as the country’s leader after Anwar Ibrahim was jailed.

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