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EC chief denies making full Covid-19 vaccination requirement to vote in Melaka state poll


Election Commission chairman Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya October 13, 2020. ― Picture by Choo Choy May
Election Commission chairman Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya October 13, 2020. ― Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — Election Commission (EC) chairman Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh has denied plans to restrict voting in the November 20 Melaka state election only to those fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

He was responding to reports that represented him as saying so, along with plans to introduce voting slots to limit Covid-19 infection risks.

“The EC also wishes to stress that the Covid-19 standard operating procedures for the Melaka state election has not been finalised.

“These SOPS will be based on the views and advice of the National Security Council, Health Ministry, and the Royal Malaysia Police at the time,” he said in a statement.

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