Parliament dissolved? Not true

A SMS from an unknown source creates a stir that Parliament would be dissolved today.

(FMT) – A SMS message, claiming that Parliament has been dissolved today, created a buzz among Malaysians this afternoon warranting the Prime Minister’s Office to dismiss it as a rumour.

“Khabar angin yg menyatakan Parlimen akan dibubarkan hari ini, oleh Perdana Menteri @NajibRazak, tidak benar sama sekali (the rumour that Parliament will be dissolved today by the Prime Minister is not true),” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a Twitter message at about 1pm today.

This was followed by another Twitter message from the Prime Minister’s press office stating: “Talk that the Parliament will be dissolved today allegedly by the Prime Minister is false.”

The nation is eagerly waiting for Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to dissolve Parliament to pave the way for the country’s 13th general election.

Analysts, politicians and political pundits have all predicted the dates on the impending polls, with many saying that Parliament would be dissolved this month.

The current Parliament term ends on April 28. However, Najib is very unlikely to go the full stretch and is expected to call for election anytime now.

This morning, a SMS in Bahasa Melayu caused a stir that Parliament had been dissolved.

The SMS read: “Following is the full transcript of the Prime Minister’s statement at a special press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office, Putrajaya at 12.35 this afternoon;

“I wish to announce about the dissolution of Parliament, after having an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong today. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has consented to the dissolution of Parliament effective today to pave way for the 13th general election.

“The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has signed the Parliament dissolution consent declaration. With that, state governments are also advised to dissolve their state assemblies effective today. The Election Commission has been informed of this development.”

Below is the original text which was spread via SMS: