The 14th Selangor state assembly has been officially dissolved, paving the way for state polls to be held.
The dissolution was in line with the announcement made by the sultan of Selangor’s private secretary Mohamad Munir Bani on Monday, upon the consent of Selangor ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah who also signed the proclamation of the dissolution of the state assembly.
With the dissolution of the 56-seat state assembly, Selangor will be governed by a caretaker government until the new state government is formed after the polls.
Selangor is one of six states to hold elections after the 15th general election in November last year. The other five states are Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu.
Kelantan was the first of the six to dissolve its state assembly yesterday.
At the 14th general election, Pakatan Harapan (PH) dominated the Selangor state assembly with 51 seats, followed by Barisan Nasional (BN) and PAS with four and one, respectively.
The composition of the state assembly before the dissolution saw PH holding 40 seats (PKR-19, DAP-15, Amanah-six), BN five, Bersatu four, and Parti Bangsa Malaysia two. PAS, Pejuang, and Warisan have one each, along with one independent representative.
The Batang Kali seat meanwhile was declared vacant after the elected representative failed to attend the assembly sitting for over six months.