Posted on March 19, 2011, SaturdayKUCHING: The Sarawak state legislative assembly will be dissolved on Monday to pave the way a state election, Chief Minister Pehin Seri Abdul Taib Mahmud said today.
Taib said he had submitted a notice about the matter to Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng recently.
The Election Commission (EC) would decide on the dates for the nomination and polling, he said, ending months of speculations on the state election.
Taib made the announcement at a joint news conference with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at Kuching International Airport here.
Najib and Muhyiddin, who arrived last night, attended a host of programmes with the people today.
The current term of the state assembly expires on July 23. The last state election was held on May 20, 2006. – Bernama