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Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad also told journalists in an online news conference that he had not discussed with the King on when the nationwide state of Emergency should be lifted. — Picture courtesy of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Office
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad also told journalists in an online news conference that he had not discussed with the King on when the nationwide state of Emergency should be lifted. — Picture courtesy of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Office

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said calling for general elections in the near future with Covid-19 still ravaging the country would be a dangerous mistake.

The former prime minister said he had conveyed as much to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah when asked his views on when national polls should be held.

Dr Mahathir also told journalists in an online news conference that he had not discussed with the King on when the nationwide state of Emergency should be lifted.

“There was no indication about the end of the Emergency, although he did ask if the election could be held next year or at any time soon.

“Elections would be very dangerous, we have seen what happened in Sabah where you have an election and there will be a spike again, so that’s what I told him,” Dr Mahathir replied.

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