Strict Sops Make It Difficult To Gauge Support Says Annuar
Covid-19 restrictions prohibit election candidates in Melaka from holding ceramahs and gatherings.JASIN: Barisan Nasional is finding it difficult to gauge the support of voters in the Melaka state election due to Covid-19 restrictions and SOPs, said Annuar Musa.
The Ketereh Umno division chief said this was the view of the party’s election machinery.
“Our spirits and commitment are very high … I think that gives BN a big advantage. However, the people’s sentiment is difficult to assess because we have fewer opportunities to meet them in person,” he said here today.
Annuar was hopeful that BN was capable of keeping its momentum until polling day on Nov 20.
Asked about Pakatan Harapan’s suggestion for a televised debate to be held between the candidates for the chief minister’s post, Annuar, who is communications and multimedia minister, said it was not suitable to be held on government channels as it involved only a state general election.
“We have discussed the matter; for now it is not suitable yet to be done on national channels but the debate can still be held via portals and private channels.
“We have to bear in mind that after this there will be state polls in a bigger state involving more candidates, and maybe the national general election in the future,” he added.
Annuar said the ministry had so far decided to allow RTM to give air time for candidates representing parties or independents to introduce themselves fairly.
On Thursday, PH chairman Anwar Ibrahim floated the idea of having a public debate among candidates who have been nominated by their parties for the chief minister’s post. -FMT
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