Elections now will have dire consequences, says health think-tank

A public policy think-tank warns against holding a general election now while the third wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, which origins can be traced to the Sabah elections in late September, shows no sign of abating. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 10, 2021.

HOLDING a general election in a national health emergency will have dire consequences, said a public policy think-tank. 

Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy chief executive Azrul Mohd Khalib said Malaysia does not have the capacity to organise elections that allow voters to safely participate in campaign activities and cast their votes during an epidemic of communicable disease.

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