Suhakam to monitor Sabah state election

THE Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) said in a press statement today, it will monitor the 16th state election in Sabah from Sept 21-26 on the basis of human rights principles and democratic standards.

 According to Suhakam, it had carried out similar monitorings during previous general elections in Malaysia including the 14th general election in 2018.

 Suhakam’s team, consisting of around 30 persons including commissioners, staff and volunteers, would conduct the monitorings in a number of state constituencies in Sabah.

 They constituencies are Matunggong, Bandau, Karambunai, Darau, Kepayan, Moyog, Membakut, Kuala Penyu, Sook, Nabawan, Gum-Gum, Sungai Manila, Kemabong, Melalap, Bugaya, Sulabayan, Senallang, Kukusan, Tanjung Batu, Pantai Dalit, Sulaman, Inanam and Api-Api.

 “In this regard, we welcome information from the voters on any kind of violation or breach of election regulations during the state election process,” it said, adding that the Suhakam Sabah office can be contacted at 088-317405 or 019-324 5650.

 The human rights commission has also said that it would share the outcome of its initial findings with the public on Sept 27. – Sept 22, 2020

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