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Published: Friday February 1, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday April 17, 2013 MYT 12:01:44 PM

CM: It doesn’t matter now, Penang will go with Parliament on dissolution

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Govern-ment will dissolve the state assembly concurrently with Parliament.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said it would not make a difference now if the state assembly was dissolved early because the Election Com-mission (EC) had the power to set the date of nomination and voting within 60 days.

“The EC can always delay (setting the dates) until Barisan Nasional announces the dissolution of Par-liament,” he said at a press conference here yesterday.

Lim was commenting on Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim’s announcement that Selangor could become the first state to dissolve its state assembly.

On Wednesday, Khalid said that after Feb 24, if there was no announcement from the Federal Government, the state would decide on the dissolution of the state assembly.

“Khalid has not contacted me to discuss the dissolution of the four Pakatan Rakyat states concurrently, however, my opinion is that there’s no difference at this point whether we do it separately or concurrently with Barisan.

“I believe Parliament will be dissolved after the Conference of Rulers ends on Feb 28,” he said.

On a separate matter, Lim also called on the EC to clarify whether the indelible ink ordered would arrive in time for the elections.

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