Elections possible when half the population vaccinated, says Khairy


Malaysia has taken delivery of the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine, which arrived on Sunday, kicking off the national vaccination campaign. – Health Ministry handout, February 24, 2021.

A GENERAL election can be held once half the country’s population is vaccinated against Covid-19, Khairy Jamaluddin said today.

The science, technology and innovation minister, who is coordinating the national immunisation plan, told Channel NewsAsia the “right time” to hold elections is when 50-60% of the people in Malaysia have received the shots, provided the Health Ministry has brought the coronavirus crisis under control.


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