Consider postponing Melaka state election

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 – The decision on whether the Melaka state election be held or postponed should be carefully considered by the government and the Election Commission, said Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.
The deputy president said the dissolution of the Melaka State Assembly forced for an election to be held within 60 days while many were worried that it would trigger another wave of Covid 19 infection as what had happened in Sabah last year.
“There is a kind of consensus among national medical experts and practitioners that the Melaka PRN should be postponed until the epidemic completely subsides. Even though the full vaccination rate for adults has been almost 90 percent, the infection rate can still rise sharply.
“While we are confident that science and democratic life must be restored, the concern of the medical group has a solid foundation and deserve the utmost attention,” he said in a statement today.
He said Malaysians may need time to move into the endemic phase and live with the presence of this virus.
“However, it is up to the government to decide what is best for the people of Melaka and Malaysia in general. God willing, the best is the priority for life, health and public welfare.
“What is certain is that the solution to the political crisis in Melaka will be decided by the people in the end, but at the right time,” he said.