March 26, 2013
Selangor to convince other Pakatan states to dissolve state assemblies together on April 22 if parliament is not dissolved by then.
In a bid to pressure Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to call for the dissolution of Parliament, Selangor Mentri Besar Khalid Ibrahim hopes that the states of Selangor, Penang, Kedah and Kelantan would dissolve in unison next month.
The Selangor state assembly would automatically dissolve on April 22.
“If the dissolution of parliament is not called by April 22, Selangor’s state assembly would dissolve on that day and we will ask the other Pakatan state governments to do the same,” Khalid told a press conference after attending the federal opposition pact’s leadership council meeting at PKR headquarters here.
“I thought it would be best for Selangor to initiate and we will do it together,” he added.
Asked why wait until April 22 as the Selangor assembly would automatically dissolve then, Khalid said the decision was made so as not to confuse Selangor voters and Malaysians on the possibility of different dates for elections held at state and federal level.