PARLIAMENT DISSOLVED IN MALAYSIA

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced the dissolution of Parliament to pave the way for the 12th general election.

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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced the dissolution of Parliament to pave the way for the 12th general election. The prime minister also advised all the state governments, except Sarawak, to dissolve their state assemblies to enable the state elections to be held simultaneously. He said he had an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and had received his consent to dissolve the 11th Parliament. The dissolution of this Parliament was made 15 months before the expiry of its five-year term on May 16, 2009. The Election Commission (EC) is expected to meet soon to fix the dates for nominations and polling.