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Saturday, April 7, 2018

GE14 date only after all state assemblies dissolved, says EC

The Election Commission will set the date of the 14th general election only after it has received formal notifications on the dissolutions of all the state assemblies, excluding Sarawak.

EC chairperson Mohd Hashim Abdullah said only four state assemblies - Perlis, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and Johor - have been formally dissolved as of this afternoon.

This following the dissolution of Parliament that took effect from midnight yesterday.

"The EC had on April 6 received the instrument of dissolution of Parliament by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as well as a formal notice from Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia.

"However, up to this point, the EC has yet to receive formal notices on the dissolution of state assemblies from (all) the state speakers," Mohd Hashim told a press conference at EC's headquarters in Putrajaya.

"Once we have received (all) the notices, only then will we set a date for a special meeting to discuss matters," he said.

After the special meeting, Mohd Hashim said the EC would then announce dates for nomination, early voting and polling day, as well as the final gazetted electoral role that will be used for GE14. - Mkini

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