Malacca Election Health Ministry To Accept Whatever The Cabinet Decides
The Health Ministry will accept whatever decision the cabinet makes tomorrow on holding a state election in Malacca, its minister Khairy Jamaluddin said.
Khairy told a press conference that the health authority will prepare whatever procedures that are needed, should the election be called.
"On the Malacca state election, the ministry presented our stand yesterday during the Covid-19 Pandemic Management Committee meeting, and this will again be discussed by the cabinet tomorrow.
"And because this does not only involve health matters but is also related to legal and constitutional issues. We will accept whatever the cabinet decides.
"And the ministry will prepare whatever SOPs are needed if it is on. But if it is not, then we will have more time to wait," he said during a hybrid press conference held during his working visit to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
Khairy said this in answering a journalist's query on his ministry's stand regarding the Malacca state election, including whether it is safe to be held during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Malacca state legislative assembly has dissolved two days ago after four of its members withdrew their support for the BN-Perikatan Nasional state government led by Chief Minister Sulaiman Md Ali.
It paved the way for a fresh state election, which must be held within 60 days.
The imminent state election has raised concerns from many quarters as Malaysia, particularly Malacca, still record a high number of daily Covid-19 infection cases.
They include the Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, who said that MOH will "prepare for the worst".
Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has also raised the possibility of a state of emergency in Malacca in order to postpone the snap polls, as what had been done in Sarawak. - Mkini
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