Assure Voters It’s Safe, Bung Tells EC

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Umno chief Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin wants the authorities to assure that it is safe for people to come out and vote in the forthcoming state election.

He said it was important that the Election Commission came up with standard operating procedures (SOPs) that can convince the people.

Bung, who is Kinabatangan MP, made the call in parliament today in light of the threats posed by the Covid-19  pandemic.

“I also request the Health Department to extend its cooperation in the matter so that the candidates and campaign workers do not get infected by the virus.

“A lack of stringent SOPs is a cause for concern among the people of Sabah.”

Bung said priority must be given to safety and health.

Dates for nominations and polling are expected to be announced on Aug 17 when the EC convenes here.