PARLIAMENT DISSOLVED: GE 13 IS ON!

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ABU WARNS: PHANTOMS AND FOREIGNERS, STAY AWAY!

Malaysian Insider

Group warns of action against phantoms on polling day

BY CLARA CHOOI
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
April 04, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 – An activist movement has warned foreigners and phantom voters away from polling stations during Election 2013, saying they will be dealt with accordingly if they dared to sneak in their votes.

Anything But Umno (ABU), an opposition-friendly polls watchdog group, said it will be deploying special squads on polling day to ensure no phantom voter, foreigner or fake IC holder would dare loiter near polling stations.

“Please take this warning seriously. On polling day, ABU will be patrolling all stations and will deal with all foreigner who intend to defy this warning,” ABU leader Haris Ibrahim said in the group’s polls message on video-sharing site YouTube yesterday.

“Please. I emphasise again – take this warning seriously.”

The lawyer-turned-activist also urged Malaysians to assist ABU in its efforts to prevent electoral fraud by casting their ballots early on polling day.

He explained that voters could help ABU’s squads by staying near the polling stations after they have cast their ballots and even accompany the ballot boxes when they are being sent to the various tallying centres nationwide.

“Stay and defend the electoral process,” he appealed.

Group warns of action against phantoms on polling day

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Bakal Perdana Menteri Malaysia 2013 Live On al jazeera.

Published on Apr 3, 2013

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Opportunity has arrived for M’sians to vote for PR – Anwar

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Fill this form up, scan it and email it to upup@spr.gov.my to register as an overseas voter. You must already be a registered voter.

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Opportunity has arrived for M’sians to vote for PR – Anwar

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Fumbling Najib

Najib said: “Pada pagi ini, saya telah pun menghadap Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong dan menyembah warkah kepada baginda memohon perkenaan supaya parlimen ke-12 dibubarkan pada hari ini Rabu, 3 April 2012”.

(“I had an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and delivered the letter to dissolve the 12th Parliament (session) today, Wednesday, April 3,2012.”

Going by Najib’s speech, Parliament was dissolved last year and not 2013.

PM makes error in dissolution speech

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A promise of peaceful transition….

Harakahdaily, 03 April 2013

Apr 3: Anticipating what many say will be the closest fought elections in recent history, prime minister Najib Razak today gave his assurance that any change of guards whether at the Federal or state level will be peaceful.

“I hereby give an assurance that should there be any change of power whether at the state or Federal level, such a change will take place peacefully,” said Najib, announcing on live television the long awaited dissolution of the parliament this morning.

He also called on both the ruling coalition and the opposition to display the spirit of democracy in making the coming general election a success. After his speech, Najib shook hands with members of his cabinet, which had its final meeting earlier.

Najib guarantees peaceful transfer of power to PR

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Free Malaysia Today

EC to decide on nomination, polling dates

Alyaa Azhar | April 3, 2013

Election Commission chairman, Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, says dates for nominations and polling will be decided once official notification of dissolution is received.

UPDATED

PETALING JAYA: The Election Commission (EC) will hold a special meeting soon to decide on the nomination and polling dates of the country’s 13th general election.

Its chairman, Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, in an interview with Astro Awani, said the EC would wait for the dissolution notice of all state assemblies before calling for the meeting.

“We must wait for the official letters from the Dewan Rakyat Speaker and the Speakers of the state assemblies to ensure they are legitimately dissolved,” said  Abdul Aziz.

“After receiving all those letters, we will call all members of the commission for a meeting to determine the date for nomination of candidates, the campaign period and polling day.

“We would like to hold simultaneous elections in all states. We will wait for all state assemblies to send their dissolution notices,” he added.

“Then we will hold a meeting and call for a press conference to announce the details.”

EC to decide on nomination, polling dates

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PARLIAMENT DISOLVED! GE 13 to be held within 60 Days!

Malaysiakini

Pakatan states to announce dissolution tomorrow

It appears that Pakatan-administered states will only be able to announce the dissolution of their respective legislative bodies tomorrow.

Kedah Menteri Besar Azizan Abu Bakar has said that his audience with the Kedah Sultan, who is also the reigning Agong, is scheduled for tomorrow.

Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim had already received consent from the Selangor Sultan to do so and an official ceremony will be held at 2.30pm tomorrow.

At the time of writing, Kelantan has not made an official announcement on its plans.

Meanwhile, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said he was meeting the Penang governor tomorrow to seek his permission.

“I received a fax from Najib – who said he had met with the Agong – and according to the constitution, he has the permission to dissolve Parliament to pave way for elections,” Lim told reporters after attending the state’s last executive council meeting.

“He asked my cooperation to dissolve at the same time. And if this happens, the relevant documents will be sent. The state exco (has) no problem with having the election (at the) same time with Parliament,” he added.

Pakatan states to announce dissolution tomorrow

Malaysiakini

It’s on, finally – Parliament dissolved today

10:02AM Apr 3, 2013

VIDEO | 1.10 min

After months of playing a guessing game with voters, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has announced the dissolution of Parliament today, paving the way for the 13th general election.

NONEHe said this in a 15-minute ‘live’ telecast on all television stations at 11.30am, following an audience with the Agong early this morning.

“This morning I had met the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and sought his permission to dissolve the Parliament. And he had given his consent for the same,” Najib announced.

However, Najib made a mistake during the live broadcast on the date of dissolution, reading the year 2013 as 2012.

“This morning, I have sought an audience with the Agong and delivered the instrument of dissolution to His Majesty for the consent to dissolve the 12th Parliament today, April 3, 2012.”

Najib called on all state assemblies to be dissolved today as well, to enable state and parliamentary polls to be held simultaneously.

The Election Commission (EC), according to law, will have to fix the date for the election, which must be held within 60 days.

“I advise all state leaders to face their respective heads of state to seek permission for dissolution of state assemblies as well so that we can have simultaneous elections across the country,” he said.

Najib, who was wearing a red tie, was flanked by his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin, and made the announcement in the presence of all of his cabinet ministers.

The announcement falls on the fourth anniversary of Najib’s tenure as prime minister, and he asked the rakyat to remember the “transformation” that the government had been under way in the past four years under his leadership.

“In these four years you have witnessed the national transformation has taken place,” he said, stressing that his is a “responsible” government.

It’s on, finally – Parliament dissolved today

Malaysian Insider

Pakatan states to follow suit as PM dissolves Parliament

By Debra Chong, Md Izwan and Opalyn Mok
April 03, 2013

tKUALA LUMPUR, April 3 ― The Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state governments will dissolve their respective legislative assemblies today and pave the way for simultaneous polls nationwide after the prime minister announced the dissolution of Parliament this morning.

Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim will seek an audience with Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah at 1.30pm at the state palace in Shah Alam, the mentri besar’s political secretary told The Malaysian Insider when contacted.

“Today, Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim will have an audience with the Sultan at 1.30pm at the Istana Alam Shah,” Faekah Husin said over the phone.

“MB will meet the Sultan for his approval to dissolve the DUN,” she said, referring to the state legislative assembly by its Malay acronym.

She said the mentri besar will inform the media about the state assembly’s dissolution only after meeting the state ruler.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is expected to declare the northern state’s legislative assembly dissolved in a news conference at 12.30pm in George Town today.

Lim and State Assembly Speaker Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain first need to get the approval from Yang Di-Pertuan Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas, at the Penang govenor’s Seri Mutiara official residence.

Pakatan states to follow suit as PM dissolves Parliament

Malaysian Insider

EC says needs time to fix nominations, polls dates

By Amin Iskandar
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
April 03, 2013

Abdul Aziz said the EC must wait until it receives official notice of dissolution from

KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 ― The Election Commission (EC) requires time to prepare before the 13th general election can be held, its chairman said as the prime minister announced the dissolution of Parliament today.Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said the election regulator must be formally notified before it can set the dates for nominations of candidates and polling.“After the dissolution of the Dewan Rakyat, (and) the state legislative assemblies, the EC must wait for the official letters from the Dewan Rakyat Speaker and the Speakers of the DUN to ensure the Dewan Rakyat and the DUN are legitimately dissolved.“After receiving all those letters, the EC will call all members of the commission for a meeting to determine the date for nomination of candidates, the campaign period and polling day,” Abdul Aziz told The Malaysian Insider when contacted.“The EC also needs time for preparation, many papers need to be prepared.”

EC says needs time to fix nominations, polls date

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