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Dr M scoffs at Melaka polls

The Pejuang chairman says governments at the federal and state levels are no longer focused on the well-being of the country.

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Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today questioned the point of state polls in Melaka, calling the upcoming election part of a political game.

Speaking at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, the Pejuang chairman said the political situation in the country was now filled with confusion.

“All sorts of rules are being made. Those who do wrong are not punished and those who do nothing wrong are.

“The problem we face now is that the administration in Malaysia, whether at the federal or state level, is no longer focused on the country’s well-being,” he said.

On the contrary, he said, it was to raise up certain people and to bring down others with no reason.

“There is no point holding this election because the people will benefit nothing from it,” he said.

Adding that his Pejuang bloc would not contest the Melaka election on Nov 20, Mahathir also questioned the extent to which SOPs would be able to contain any further spread of the virus.

“I believe even if we have given instructions not to go to Melaka and so on, people won’t listen especially when it comes to elections,” he said, citing the example of the Sabah election in September last year, after which Covid-19 cases began to spike.

He also questioned how campaigning would be done as this normally requires talking to people on the ground.

“This could cause many more problems, and Covid-19 issues will increase,” he said.

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