Sabah DUN dissolved, state election expected within 60 days

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By Adrian Lim

KOTA KINABALU, July 30: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has announced the dissolution of the Sabah State Legislative assembly at Kota Kinabalu today.

The dissolution of the state assembly is expected to pave the way for a snap election in Sabah which is expected to be held in the next 60 days.

According to the national news agency Bernama, Shafie who is Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president made the announcement at the Sabah State Administrative Centre after he obtained consent from the Sabah Yang dipertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin.

Shafie had an audience with Tun Juhar earlier at the Istana Negeri before announcing the dissolution during a press conference.

The Warisan-led state government under Shafie currently holds 45 seats out of the 65 seats in Sabah DUN.

Yesterday, former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman claimed that he has secured a simple majority to form the state government.

He was also reported to have an audience with Tun Juhar today.

Musa who is Sungai Sibuga assemblyman requires a total of 33 seats as simple majority to form the Sabah state government. —DayakDaily