KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yacob has dissolved the parliament to hold snap elections in the country, which are expected next month.
According to the international news organization, general elections in Malaysia were to be held in September next year, but Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaqub, under pressure from his own party, dissolved the parliament under the pretext of restoring political stability in the country and holding early elections.
In a televised address to the nation, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Ismail Sabri Yaqub, said that in the meeting yesterday, the King of the country, Abdullah Raaiahuddin, expressed his displeasure with the current political developments, on which I asked him to allow the dissolution of the parliament. asked which the King agreed to.
A statement from the king’s palace said the king had no choice but to agree to the prime minister’s request for early elections to allow the people to vote for a stable government.
After the dissolution of parliament, Malaysia is now likely to hold elections in the next few weeks, which could be held in late November, but the final date will be announced soon.
It should be noted that the political crisis has been ongoing in Malaysia since 2018, when former leader Mahathir Mohamad defeated the central party UMNO, which had ruled the country for more than 60 years, by a large majority through the coalition party, and the former prime minister of this party, Najib Razak, was accused of corruption. Caught in a scandal.