Malaysiakini
OPINIONS

MP SPEAKS | Batu Sapi polls: PM should have taken Parliament route

Lim Kit Siang

Published
Modified 21 Nov 2020, 3:13 am

MP SPEAKS | Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin should have asked Parliament for a consensus to amend the relevant laws to suspend the Batu Sapi parliamentary by-election on Dec 5 in view of Covid-19 pandemic instead of asking the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to declare an emergency in Batu Sapi to suspend the by-election.

The Election Commission announced the nomination and polling dates for the Batu Sapi by-election on Oct 13, which means that the Muhyiddin government had 41 days to ask Parliament to amend the constitution and the relevant election laws to suspend the Batu Sapi parliamentary by-election before the nomination day on Nov 23 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Why did the Muhyiddin cabinet procrastinate on the issue until

All Access Plan
Thank you for your continuous support. To celebrate our 21st year anniversary with you, we're giving you 21% off when you renew your subscription or join us with the promo code
Offer lasts until Nov 27
starting from

~RM12
~RM10
PROMO

per month
Get Your Discount Here
You can cancel anytime.
Get unlimited access to our articles on web and apps
Add comments to our articles
Bookmark articles to read later
We accept
Student or Senior Citizen? Get a special rateGroup / Institutional / Corporate Plans
Already Subscribed?
Sign In

Share this story

Advertisement