Datuk Seri Najib Razak speaking at the Banyan Tree Leadership Forum held in Washington D.C., United States yesterday. Bernama Photo

WASHINGTON DC: Datuk Seri Najib Razak was in his element when asked when the 14th General Election would be held.

A jovial Najib, who ended his three-day visit to the United States on a high, was asked when was the right time to announce the election, to which he cheekily replied: "You want me to announce something in Washington DC? You got to be kidding..come on."

His candid reply drew laughter, and elicited a remark from a journalist that he had less than a year to call for an election.

"One year is a long time; they say two weeks is a long time in politics."

When asked if he thought things were in his favour now to hold an election, he said: "Ya ke (Really?) Do you think so?

"Tunggu dulu lah (Hold on). I might get a brainwave, Insyaallah. Doa dulu lah (Pray first)."

The elections must be called by August next year.

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