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Bersih says emergencies undermine democracy, proposes alternative

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Electoral watchdog Bersih insisted that elections can be held safely with proper precautions in place, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

It said resorting to a proclamation of emergency to forestall an election “may not be the best way to uphold our democracy”.

“Bersih is of the view that allowing an emergency to postpone the election will create a precedent that could...

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