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COMMENT | Do we need early elections amidst Omicron?

COMMENT | As speculated, the dissolution of the Johor State Legislative Assembly has been granted royal consent on Jan 22.

Not only will an early election take place for Johor but should Umno win big, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob would face tremendous pressure to dissolve the Parliament.

Ismail would be hard-pressed to tear apart the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Political Transformation and Stability with Pakatan Harapan which can keep his government in power till July 31, 2023.

Hence, examining the sensibility and legitimacy of having an early election is necessary now so that the public will be more informed for future early elections.

False comparison with Malacca and Sarawak

The common excuse that has been thrown around to justify an early election for Johor or even Malaysia is this: if Malacca and Sarawak can have their elections without causing a spike in Covid-19 cases, why can’t Johor and Malaysia...

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