Parliament To Be Dissolved Tomorrow? 

(Astro Awani) – Dewan Rakyat is expected to be dissolved as early as tomorrow after the cabinet meeting in Putrajaya to make way for the 13th general election (GE13).

The speculation is due a letter from the Prime Minister’s Department directing all ministers attending the meeting to wear a dark lounge suit and a red tie for a group photography session, according to a report from Berita Harian today.

This is a strong hint that it could be the final cabinet meeting before the Parliament’s dissolution.

Deputy Electoral Commission (EC) chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said if the Parliament is dissolved tomorrow, the EC would call a special meeting as soon as possible to decide on the date of the nomination and polling day.

Based on tradition, the minister will have photos taken with the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin before the final meeting.

The Parliament will then be announced by the Prime Minister after the meeting through a press conference. 

The Prime Minister will also seek audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to get his majesty’s consent for the dissolution of the Parliament.

Few ministers also confirmed to Berita Harian that they have received the letter.

They also did not reject the possibility of Najib announcing the dissolution of the Parliament after the meeting.

Recently, the EC clarified that the actual date of the automatic dissolution of Parliament is April 30 and not April 28 as has been reported earlier.

After its dissolution, the EC has 60 days to conduct a general election in order to form a new government.