Najib announces dissolution of Parliament – Finally! Election coming!
Dissolved! Bubar! 解散!
It’s finally announced! “Dissolved! Bubar! 解散!” is the keyword for today! GE13 coming soon! Be prepared and check your voter status here! It final date for election is announced! It’s 27th April 2013!
One point noted by everyone is that our Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak mentioned the wrong date and said it’s 2012 instead of 2013! Too excited maybe 🙂
（吉隆坡3日訊）首相納吉在今早約8時25分已抵達皇宮覲見國家元首，首相在11時30分透过所有电视台 现场直播 宣佈解散國會。國陣也擇定在星期六宣佈國陣競選宣言。根據過去的情況，首相一般是在解散國會後才宣佈競選宣言。。。
PUTRAJAYA: After keeping the country in suspense for more than a year, Parliament was today dissolved to pave way for the 13th general election.
Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak announced today that he met the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to obtain consent on the dissolution of Parliament, this morning and the King has consented to the request.
Najib made the announcement in a live telecast address, beamed nationwide from here. Also present was his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin.
As such, all Barisan Nasional-held State Legislative Assemblies would apply for dissolution to ensure a simultaneous parliamentary and state assembly election.
With the dissolution of Parliament, the EC will now meet soon to set the nomination and polling dates of the national polls.
The announcement puts an end to speculation of the date of the polls over the last 18 months.
It is learnt that the EC would announce the nomination and polling dates this week or latest by early next week.
FMT also learnt that Cabinet ministers had their group photo taken prior to the Cabinet meeting today.
Both sides of the political divide are confident of capturing more than half of the 222 parliamentary seats at stake.
At the last election, the ruling coalition produced one of its worst election performances losing its long held two-thirds majority in Parliament, and at the same
time losing four state government to Pakatan Rakyat opposition pact made up of PKR, DAP and PAS.
The election result forced then prime minister and Umno president Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to vacate his seat.
The 13th general election will be the first election for Najib as Prime Minister.
Source : FreeMalaysiaToday
Najib announces dissolution of Parliament
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today announced the dissolution of Parliament, paving the way for the 13th General Election.
In a televised address to the nation, Najib said the Yang di Pertuan Agong has consented to the dissolution following an audience with the King at Istana Negara this morning.
The announcement came as Najib marked his four full years in office today.
Flanked by his deputy, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Najib’s address was carried live by RTM1 and TV3.
Najib had earlier chaired a Cabinet meeting, the last for the just expired Parliamentary term.
He had also posed with Cabinet members for a group photograph to mark the occasion.
Source : NST
GE13: It’s on
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak goes live on national television Wednesday to announce the dissolution of Parliament after the Cabinet meeting in Putrajaya.
PUTRAJAYA: The 13th General Election is on. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak confirmed that the King had consented to dissolution of Parliament on Wednesday.
“I met the Agong this morning and he consented to the dissolution of Parliament,” Najib said during a live televised speech after teh Cabinet meeting here Wednesday.
The Electoral Commission will now meet to set dates for nomination and polling day, which will be separated by at least 11 days.
However, elections must be held within 60 days of today, that is June 2nd.
The EC has also said that it will hold all state elections simultaneously with parliamentary elections, except for Sarawak which still has three years of its mandate left after holding polls in 2011.
More to come.
Source : TheStar