Number of voters may drop during State polls due to Covid-19, says Sharifah

Hasidah and Abang Khalid (on her right) presents a food basket to a recipient at the Dewan Perpaduan in Kampung Semerah Padi Fasa 2.

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KUCHING, Nov 20: Samariang incumbent Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali is not ruling out the possibility that some voters may be afraid to go out to vote during the 12th Sarawak Election (PRN12) due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

This, she said, would bring the percentage of voters to decline out of fear of getting infected with Covid-19.

“However, the process of PRN12 will be implemented according to strict standard operating procedures (SOP) which will be announced by the Election Commission (EC) later,” she said after attending a handover of food baskets from Malay Vehicle Importers and Traders Association of Malaysia (Pekema) at Dewan Perpaduan Kampung Semerah Padi Fasa 2 yesterday (Nov 19).


“I hope the voters would go out to vote and I believe we will be safe if we follow the SOP. What’s important is that we deliver our responsibility as a citizen to decide the future and direction of our State,” she added.

“I believe our voters are mature and they can see what Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) had done. We will work hard to ensure that GPS will win in Samariang,” she said.

Also present were Pekema president Tan Sri Abang Khalid Abang Marzuki, deputy president Dato Ismail Saufi and vice president Tapah Ata. — DayakDaily