PPRS man wants Sabah polls put off after rise in Covid-19 cases

PPRS’ Silam candidate Erwan Johan said it was not wrong to raise this issue for the sake of the people. (Facebook pic)

LAHAD DATU: The authorities have been urged to consider postponing the state polls in certain areas following the increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in Sabah.

Erwan Johan, a Parti Perpaduan Rakyat Sabah (PPRS) candidate for the Silam seat, said it was not wrong to raise this issue for the sake of the people.

Commenting on his Facebook post which called for the by-election to be pushed back in Lahad Datu, Tawau and Kunak, Erwan said the public’s safety should be prioritised over party and self-interest.

“It is no problem to resume the polls only after the number of cases goes down and the situation is under control.

“What I wish to convey is the importance of protecting the public in terms of health and containing the spread of Covid-19.”

As of today, there are 36 new Covid-19 cases in Sabah, bringing the total number of active cases in the state to 565.

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