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EC to reevaluate suitable campaign period

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The Election Commission will re-evaluate whether the practice of having a campaign period of up to 21 days for an election is appropriate, said its secretary Mohamed Elias Abu Bakar.

He said the EC received various reactions on the Balakong and Seri Setia by-elections held today, following the longest campaign period in history of 21 days.

“During the Sungai Kandis by-election, we gave 14 days, for these two by-elections we gave 21 days and we will re-assess to find a more suitable time frame.


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“We also have to get feedback from the candidates and parties, and we will review,” he told reporters after visiting the SJK(C) Balakong, one of the polling centres for the Balakong by-election this morning.

The by-election being held following the death of its incumbent Eddie Ng Tien Chie in a road accident on July 20, is witnessing a straight fight between Pakatan Harapan candidate Wong Siew Ki and MCA's Tan Chee Teong.

On the course of the campaign for the two by-elections, Mohamed Elias said the EC had yet to receive any reports of election offences or violations directly by any quarters.

- Bernama

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