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Friday March 29, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday April 24, 2013 MYT 2:13:20 PM
by farik zolkepli
PETALING JAYA: The last day of Parliament falls on April 29 and not April 28, which is a Sunday.
Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof clarified that although Parliament would have completed its five-year term on April 28, as it is a Sunday, April 29 was the last day for the Barisan Nasional-led Federal Government.
“Sunday is considered a public holiday, so it cannot be the last working day for Parliament,” he said when contacted yesterday.
Abdul Aziz revealed he had consulted the commission's legal advisers on the matter.
It was earlier reported that if Parliament goes its full term, it would dissolve automatically on April 28.
“This has been calculated by our legal adviser who said April 29 is the last day of Parliament,” Abdul Aziz added.
“It must be stated clearly to avoid any confusion or dispute from any party or individuals.”
Abdul Aziz confirmed that Parliament would automatically dissolve at midnight of April 30.
“We hope everyone will adhere to the rules and regulations set by the commission following a dissolution,” he said.
“Our aim is to have a peaceful and smooth general election.”
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