Melaka polls: Organise regular debates for political discourse, EC urged


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 07 Nov 2021

MELAKA: Debates between potential chief ministers and candidates from opposing parties should be organised during the campaign period for the Melaka state election, suggests Liew Chin Tong.

The Johor DAP chief said that the Election Commission (EC) could use a template based on the debate between Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng over the cabotage issue recently.

"The EC can organise daily live telecast debates between chief ministerial candidates of political parties as well as candidates in key constituencies," he said during a press conference here on Sunday (Nov 6).

"We could see Melaka Pakatan chairman Adly Zahari debating other chief minister candidates from Barisan Nasional and Perikatan Nasional.

"There should be televised debates that go on digital platforms and television... so they can debate and start a new culture," he said.

Liew said they were still awaiting for the EC to hand them the standard operating procedure for the campaign period.

Nomination day for the Melaka state poll is Nov 8 and early polling will be held on Nov 16 while polling day is on Nov 20.

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