Election play in the market

Lim: I think the voting public generally wants political stability to ensure there is sustainable economic growth.

The 15th General Election (GE15) is scheduled to take place next month despite the fears the monsoon season will cause widespread floods. The Election Commission will meet on Thursday to decide the polling dates.

In the past, the election thematic was a common feature with investors piling into politically-linked counters, but the global bear market has dampened sentiment while the fractured political scene domestically has raised questions over the likely outcome.

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