M’sia parliament dissolved, 13th general election on

By Tashny Sukumaran and T Avineshwaran | Source: ANN
Malaysia’s 13th General Election is officially on. Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak confirmed today that King Tuanku Abdul Halim has consented to dissolution of Parliament.

“I met the Agong this morning and he consented to the dissolution of Parliament,” Najib said during a live televised speech after the Cabinet meeting in Putrajaya today.

Malaysia’s 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 2.

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.