Sarawak ministers says no need for new law if state poll held during Emergency

KUCHING, Jan 25 — Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice president Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah disagrees with the view by constitutional law expert Prof Datuk Shad Saleem Faruqi, that a new law is needed if Sarawak holds its state election when the Emergency is still in force.

Abdul Karim, who is state Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister and a lawyer by training, said this was clearly stated in Section 13 of the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 with regards to Election of State Legislative Assembly.

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