LATEST!!Parliament dissolved, elections on
PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has announced that Parliament has been dissolved, paving the way for the 12th general election.
At a hastily convened press conference at his office Wednesday afternoon, he said he had met the Yang Di Pertuan Agong in the morning and received His Majesty’s consent to dissolve Parliament.
“I’ve informed Parliament and the Election Commission,” Abdullah said. The state assemblies have also been advised to dissolve.
The Prime Minister declined to speculate on what date Malaysians would cast their ballots, saying that it would be up to the Election Commission (EC) to decide.
“I am confident of winning, and I hope that we will retain our two-thirds majority,” he said.
The battle begins!
p/s : The sleeping PM had so much cheap fun keeping the public from guessing the election date heh? Yesterday when interviewed, he boldly said ‘Apa? Esok tak ada, banyak lagi mesyuarat kabinet perlu dibuat’ (What? Not tomorrow, still many cabinet meetings to be carried out). Pftt! Cakap tak serupa bikin. What he said yesterday? The Star today reported : ‘Parliament won’t be dissolved today, says PM’. What a great leader!
Updated 14th March 11.54am
EC: General Election On March 8
PUTRAJAYA, Feb 14 (Bernama) — Election Commission today fixed Feb 24 as the nomination day with polling day on March 8, EC Chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman announced in Putrajaya today.