No mood for election yet

Kapitan Kang Boon Eong

MUKAH: Some people are apparently not in election mood if the state polls were to be held after the emergency ends on Aug 1 amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kapitan Kang Boon Eong, 55, said this was his observation among the people here during the current pandemic.

He explained that it was not the right time to hold the state election anytime soon after the emergency ends on Aug 1.

“We have to learn from the Sabah election last year, which triggered a surge in Covid-19 positive cases in the neighbouring state.

“Another factor to consider is the emergence of the highly infectious Covid-19 Delta variant which has been detected in Sarawak, with many cases recorded lately,” he told New Sarawak Tribune today (July 30).

He was commenting on the impending Sarawak election after the tenure of the State Legislative Assembly had expired on June 6 this year.

Kang pointed out that if the state election were to be held, possibly not many voters would come out to vote.

He explained that voters might still feel insecure even after they had received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Moreover, he said the Covid-19 pandemic had not been put under control yet, based on the unsteady daily record of positive cases, which were still in triple digits.