Breaking! Malaysian PM Announces Dissolution of Parliament to Open for Snap Elections

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob dissolved the parliament on Monday afternoon, triggering a snap election that must be held within 60 days.

Speculations of dissolving the party intensified over the weekend after the PM paid a visit to the King on Sunday for the second time in four years in which he later said today that he received the King’s consent to dissolve Parliament.

Under Malaysia’s constitution, general elections must be held within 60 days of the dissolution of Parliament. Thus, the latest date would be December 9, 2022.