Johor polls: Inappropriate to use free Covid-19 vax programme as campaign material, says Khairy


ISKANDAR PUTERI: The free Covid-19 vaccination programme shouldn’t be used as campaign materials for the Johor state election, says Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

He mentioned the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) is an initiative of the federal authorities and never of any political occasion.

“The authorities ought to take credit score (for it). There isn’t any want to use it as election campaign materials,” he advised reporters after visiting the Iskandar Puteri Barisan Nasional command centre right here on Saturday (March 5).

He mentioned this when requested a few sure occasion’s campaign which allegedly used billboards associated to free vaccines and said that the programme was an initiative of that occasion.

The Election Commission (EC) has set March 12 as polling day for Johor. Early voting is on March 8. – Bernama

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