State elections that nobody wants

Kenneth Cheng Chee Kin

A billboard showing former Malacca chief minister Idris Haron, one of four assemblymen in the centre of a political storm having withdrawn their support for current Chief Minister Sulaiman Ali. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, October 10, 2021.

FOR the past few days, since the surprise dissolution of the Malacca assembly, I have been struggling to justify the necessity of state elections when there are signs the country is finally moving on from the pandemic crisis.

It is all the more unnecessary when the snap elections are to be held for greater power and positions, not because of irreconcilable policy or ideological differences.

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