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Batu Sapi And Emergency Declarations: Whether Covid-19 Has Become A Convenient Political Tool

Dr Hamidin Abdul Hamid, Research Fellow, Ilham Centre

23-Nov-20 07:47

Batu Sapi And Emergency Declarations: Whether Covid-19 Has Become A Convenient Political Tool

Covid-19 enabled the government to declare a state of emergency -- and therefore a postponement -- of the Batu Sapi by-election in Sandakan. But critics question: was it a politically expedient tool that allowed Gabungan Rakyat Sabah and Perikatan Nasional to re-strategise their battle plan, or truly an act of compassion designed to halt the pandemic's spread? Dr Hamidin Abdul Hamid, Research Fellow at Ilham Centre, discusses.

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Produced by: Arleen Webber

Presented by: Khoo Hsu Chuang, Wong Shou Ning


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Tags:  emergency declarationby-electionbatu sapisabahperikatan nasionalgabungan rakyat sabah





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