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Ismail Sabri should clarify refusal to heed MetMalaysia’s recommendation in opposition to holding polls this yr: Lim Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR: Caretaker prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob should publicly clarify his refusal to heed the Malaysian Meteorological Division’s (MetMalaysia) professional recommendation in opposition to holding a basic election this yr, mentioned Democratic Motion Occasion (DAP) chairman Lim Guan Eng. 

This got here after Mr Ismail Sabri mentioned on Sunday (Nov 6) that the Election Fee (EC) has the appropriate to postpone the 15th Basic Election (GE15) within the occasion that main floods which forestall individuals from voting happen. 

Talking whereas campaigning in his Bera constituency in Pahang, Mr Ismail Sabri mentioned that the EC would name for conferences with associated companies to search for doable alternate options to continuing with the election course of within the occasion of floods.

“It’s as much as the EC to resolve if it needs to cease the election,” he mentioned as quoted by the Star. 

“If main floods happen to the extent of stopping individuals from going out (to vote), then the EC will see if there are alternate options,” he added. 

In his assertion on Monday, Mr Lim mentioned that Mr Ismail Sabri had no sense of disgrace for placing the nation and the individuals by means of pointless struggling and endangering the individuals’s security,  merely to fulfill his get together’s greed for political benefit by calling for an early basic election. 

Mr Lim added that Mr Ismail Sabri might have heeded MetMalaysia’s recommendation in opposition to holding early polls this yr, in order that assets could possibly be totally centered on flood disaster administration. 

“There could be no necessity to waste time, power and assets on the final election however focus totally on flood disaster administration to keep away from doable lack of lives and property,” he mentioned. 

Mr Lim emphasised that the potential floods is the explanation why Pakatan Harapan (PH) determined to not dissolve the three state assemblies beneath its rule: Penang, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan, for the state polls to happen concurrently with the federal election.  

In GE15, solely the Barisan Nasional (BN)-led states of Perlis, Pahang, and Perak have been dissolved for the federal and state elections to be held concurrently.  

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