Malaysian PM dissolves parliament for landmark polls

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Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak. FILE PHOTO

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak dissolved parliament Wednesday in preparation for general elections seen as the toughest challenge yet for the ruling coalition after 56 years in power.

“This morning I met the king and asked for his consent to dissolve the parliament,” he said. “This dissolution will pave the way for the 13th general election.”

The election commission will meet shortly to decide on a date for the poll, which is likely to take place within the next few weeks.

Originally posted at 11:37 am | Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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  • kilabot

    the end of najib.
    the start of anwar.

    mal-asia is a police state,
    why does it need elections?

    • Sebastian Archer

      what a twisted mind!

      • Preve

        No wonder why Malaysia has become one of Asia’s tiger.

      • http://twitter.com/LessMercado Les Mercado

        so there really is a big fortune in arming/funding/training secessionist and rebel groups in neighbor countries and meddling in said countries’ internal affairs right? do you guys export anything useful or anything that is not destructive?
        razik looks honorable making such pronouncements in public though.

    • TheVULGAR

      Cool story bro!

  • boldyak

    BETTER TO DISSOLVE MALAYSIA….LOL

  • Rene Sarabia

    Chances are the same Barisan-UMNO will be in power over and over again. Malaysia will then witness the same media crackdown and the same cover-ups of more Mongolian prostitute-lovers.

    • Benjamin Ismail

      we’ll try to squeeze in some lady boys like u as well if u want

      • Rene Sarabia

        Lol. Benjamin Ismail the liar. Didn’t I already expose you before? Why are you still here lying, lying and lying?

        You’re still the same shameless person I replied to before.

      • headhunter

        hehehe

  • Akoaykanoy

    Mr President abolish congress too because this is the source of corruption or if not declare an emergency power filipinos are getting hungry because of congress it only bring chaos and hardship to the people.

  • Benigno the Turd

    Are they finally appointing Pnoy of Team Malaysia as the new PM?

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