Malaysia election: Nomination and polling dates to be announced Tuesday

Malaysia Election Commission (MEC) officers react during a simulation for testing systems in preparation for polling day, at the MEC headquarters in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on April 7, 2018.
Malaysia Election Commission (MEC) officers react during a simulation for testing systems in preparation for polling day, at the MEC headquarters in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on April 7, 2018.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Election Commission (EC) will announce the polling and nomination dates for the country's upcoming election on Tuesday (April 10).

The EC will be having a meeting relating to the general election at their main headquarters in Putrajaya at 10am.

 

The meeting will be chaired by EC chairman Mohd Hashim bin Abdullah, with a press conference to be held afterwards at noon.

The announcement will be broadcast live on Malaysia's TV1 and TV3.

Prime Minister Najib Razak announced Parliament's dissolution last Friday, after receiving consent from the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V.

The election must be held within 60 days of the dissolution of Parliament.

All state assemblies have announced its dissolution except for Penang, which will dissolve on Tuesday (April 10).

 
 

The Sarawak assembly will not be dissolved as the its last state polls were held in 2016.