GE14: Parliament to be dissolved tomorrow

Screenshot of the live broadcast of Najib's announcement on TV1.

PUTRAJAYA, April 6: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today announced that Parliament will be dissolved on Saturday (April 7), reports The Star.

In a live telecast from Perdana Putra Complex, Najib said he had earlier sought an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V to obtain his consent to dissolve Parliament.

Also present during the announcement was Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and other Cabinet ministers.

Najib is also expected to reveal the Barisan National GE14 manifesto tomorrow.

Following today’s announcement, all state legislative assemblies, except Sarawak, are expected to apply for dissolution to ensure simultaneous parliamentary and state elections.

The exact nomination and polling dates will be decided by the Election Commission and announced later.

The general election must be held within 60 days of Parliament’s dissolution. — DayakDaily