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Dr M agrees GE should not be held during pandemic

He also brushes aside the possibility of him contesting in an election again.

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Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says now is not a suitable time to hold the 15th general election as the country is still experiencing a spike in number of daily Covid-19 cases.

“I’m of the opinion that, based on our experience during the Sabah state election, Covid-19 will continue to spread if GE15 is held.

“Until today, it has not stopped. If we hold another general election, 50% of us will probably be infected with Covid-19,” he said after launching an event in Putrajaya today.

When asked whether he would contest in GE15, he said: “I’m 95 years old, I can hardly walk properly.

“You can’t expect me to contest again.”

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