PH ready for GE since Sheraton Move, says Mahfuz

ALOR STAR: A state Pakatan Harapan leader has denied that the opposition was unprepared for a general election amid floods.

Kedah PH chairman Datuk Mahfuz Omar said the coalition had wanted to return the mandate to the people since the Sheraton Move two years ago.

"It's like this... we have been ready to face the general election for a long time. Ever since the Sheraton Move, we have demanded that the mandate must be returned to the people," he told reporters after a visit to the state Meteorological Department here today.

Mahfuz rebutted Umno secretary-general Datuk Ahmad Maslan's recent statement about Umno being the only party advocating to return the mandate to the people.

"We (PH) have (been calling for that) since the very beginning. We have said it since the Sheraton Move because we wanted to ensure that no one seizes this mandate from the people.

"We have been wanting to hand over the mandate back to the people, for the people to make decisions."

Mahfuz said although PH was ready, it disagreed that the 15th General Election (GE15) should be held when floods are likely to occur.

He also denied Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim's recent statement in which the latter said that the opposition was unprepared for polls.

"We (PH) are ready, but the problem we face today is that we do not want to tell people to go out to vote during floods," said Mahfuz, who is Parti Amanah Negara vice-president.

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