Media bias, lack of physical distancing in polls, says Suhakam

Voters waiting to cast their ballots in the state elections yesterday at SK Pulau Gaya, Kota Kinabalu. Suhakam says the election process was conducted in an orderly manner but needs some improvement. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, September 27, 2020.

LACK of physical distancing, unequal media coverage and voting centres that were not disabled-friendly were some of the observations noted by Suhakam in the Sabah elections that concluded yesterday.

In a statement today to highlight findings from its observations from September 21 to 26, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia said, generally, the election process was conducted in an orderly manner and in compliance with election regulations and Covid-19 prevention guidelines issued by the Election Commission.

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