May 14 (Bloomberg) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said a fresh election in the disputed state of Perak is an “option” following opposition demands for a new ballot.
The decision is up to the Sultan of Perak, Najib told reporters today in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur. Najib, whose coalition has lost four of the last five local elections in Malaysia since the 2008 general election, denied that the government is “afraid” of another poll.
The government and the opposition, which are both claiming legitimate control of the Perak state assmebly, are awaiting a court ruling to determine who is the rightful ruler.
Source : Bloomberg