Sarawak State Poll Only After Dissolution Of State Assembly

The chairman of the Election Commission (EC), Datuk Seri Mohd Hashim Abdullah said anyone can make suggestions on the date for the Sarawak state election.


However, according to the provisions of the EC, the election process can only be held within 60 days of the dissolution of the State Legislative Assembly, he said.

“As long as the State Legislative Assembly has not been dissolved, the EC will not set the date of the election because the task concerning the election only begins after that (dissolution), including matters concerning the nomination date and the polling date.

“That is the only feedback from the EC concerning the statement on the matter,” he told Bernama on Friday night.

He was commenting on the suggestion by Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem tonight that he preferred to have the 11th State Election on April 11 and the nomination day on April 18.



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