Covid-19: EC assures Sabah election can be held

Azmi Sharom

Written by TheMole

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 2020: The Election Commission (EC) has expressed confidence in managing the coming Sabah state election, which is to be held amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Its acting chairman Azmi Sharom said today that EC is capable of performing its duties while minimising the risk of infection among voters.

He also said that a special meeting will be held to decide the date for the upcoming Sabah polls.

He said EC already have the experience from handling the recent Chini by-election which was held during the pandemic and expects to learn more from the coming Slim by-election.

“So we already have the experience with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to reduce the risk to voters and the public, and we will follow the SOPs we have put in place with help from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other agencies,” he said to reporters after his meeting with election watchdog, Bersih 2.0. 

The Sabah state election must be held within 60 days after Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal dissolved the state assembly last Thursday.



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