Snap election in Malacca, state assembly dissolved

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A snap election will be held in Malacca after the state assembly was dissolved today.

Mukhriz Hazim/Malaysiakini

Malacca Governor Mohd Ali Rustam’s decision to dissolve the assembly was announced by state speaker Ab Rauf Yusoh at a press conference today.

The dissolution was on the advice of outgoing chief minister Sulaiman Md Ali.

An election must now be called within 60 days.

Malacca had been thrown into turmoil after four state lawmakers led by Sungai Udang assemblyperson Idris Haron withdrew support from the BN-PN government.

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has assured that in the event of a snap election, strict Covid-19 SOPs will be in place.

This is to avoid a repeat of the Covid-19 resurgence following last year’s Sabah state election.

As of last night, 88.2 percent of Malacca’s adult population have been fully vaccinated. – Malaysiakini