Simultaneous polls in 6 states will cost RM450mil, says EC chief

Simultaneous polls in 6 states will cost RM450mil, says EC chief

2 months ago

PETALING JAYA: Organising the state elections for Penang, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Kelantan, Terengganu, and Kedah simultaneously will cost RM450 million, says Election Commission chairman Abdul Ghani Salleh

“It’s easier if all the states cooperated and dissolved their state assemblies at the same time,” he said at a press conference in Padang Serai, Kedah.

“It’s hard to say when is the right time to do this (as) it is up to the states to decide.”

He was commenting on the matter after Perikatan Nasional’s Azman Nasrudin claimed the Padang Serai parliamentary seat with a 16,260-vote majority win against Pakatan Harapan’s Sofee Razak.

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