KUALA LUMPUR: The political crisis in Sabah should serve as a lesson to other states in the country, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The Umno president said the rakyat must be prioritised to ensure such a political crisis should not happen, adding that the people must be given priority in any form of resolution.
He added the political crisis in Sabah should be resolved although the request of Sabah Umno to form a new government was rejected upon advice by Sabah Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin earlier Thursday (July 30).
“The fact remains that the dissolution of the Sabah state assembly is to return the power to the people to decide on a new mandate.
“Nevertheless, I hope what happened in Sabah will be a lesson to other states, ” he told reporters when met at the Kuala Lumpur High Court here.
Meanwhile, Zahid said he was not too worried about campaigning in the Sabah state polls despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
He said the Health Ministry and the Election Commission (EC) have their own standard operating procedures (SOPs) to be implemented.
“We went through the Tasik Chini by-election and it was successful because SOPs were fully adhered to," he added.
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