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Penang to dissolve state assembly on June 28

Its chief minister Chow Kon Yeow says this is to pave the way for the election.

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Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. Photo: Bernama
Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. Photo: Bernama

Penang will dissolve its state legislative assembly on June 28 to pave the way for a state election, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.

Chow said he would seek an audience with the Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Penang Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak to get consent for the proposed date of the dissolution of the state assembly soon.

Meantime, Chow, who is also Penang Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman said seat allocation among PH and Barisan Nasional (BN) in Penang is now 95 resolved.

"Any negotiation between PH and BN is now done at the national level, and the final decision will also be made at the national level.

"We believe there will be more negotiations," he told a press conference in Georgetown.
Prior to this, Chow reportedly said that the negotiation which began last month, was running smoothly but the decision has yet to be made for several seats due to overlapping claims.

Penang has 40 state seats and in the 14th general election, PH won 37, including two by Bersatu candidates, while BN won two, and PAS, one.

Kedah, Penang, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Kelantan and Terengganu did not dissolve their respective state assemblies by the time the country held the 15th general election.

Leaders of the states, however, agreed to do so within the last two weeks of June to enable state elections to be held simultaneously in the six states.

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