KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng will meet head of state Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas on Monday to obtain the governor’s consent to dissolve the state legislative assembly.
The DAP-led Penang government’s mandate expires on June 28.
“I will meet the Penang Yang DiPertua on Monday at 8.30am and an announcement will be made later,” he was quoted by national newswire Bernama telling a news conference in George Town, Penang today.
The DAP swept nearly half of the seats in the Penang legislature in the last general election, taking 19 out of 40.
Its PKR ally won 10 while PAS snagged one seat. The remaining 10 seats were won by the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.
The 13th Parliament dissolved today.
The Election Commission announced earlier today that it will hold simultaneous federal and state elections and can only decide on polling dates after formally receiving the dissolution notices from 12 state legislatures.
Sarawak had its state elections just two years ago and will only hold parliamentary polls this year.