State election results have no bearing on Federal Government

No basis for claims: A police officer prepares to cast his vote during early polling for the six state elections. Contrary to claims by certain quarters, the outcome of the state polls will not have any effect on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s right to govern. – CHAN TAK KONG/The Star

IT is hoped that there will be a good turnout for the six state elections today, and that the over 9.7 million eligible voters will exercise their democratic right and responsibility in a peaceful, fair and clean electoral process.

Hopefully, most of them will base their vote on the capability and integrity of the contestants, and on issues of public interest that the candidates or their parties espouse – or fail to espouse.

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