Johor state assembly dissolves, poll in 60 days


SULTAN of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has agreed to sign the dissolution letter of the Johor State Assembly (DUN) to make way for the 16th State Election.

In a statement on his official Facebook page, Sultan Ibrahim said that the decision was made after a meeting with Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasno Mohammad at Istana Bukit Serene, Johor Bahru today.

“At the meeting with His Majesty Tuanku Sultan, Datuk Hasni was also accompanied by the Johor State Secretary, Datuk Azmi Rohani who then presented the letter of dissolution of the Johor State Assembly,” the statement read.

Hasni who chaired the Umno Johor liaison meeting earlier said that the party has given the green-light for the state election to take place.

He is expected to give a press conference soon.

Currently, the Johor State Assembly is led by Barisan Nasional with 28 seats which include UMNO (14 seats), MIC (two), Bersatu (11) and PAS (one) while Pakatan Harapan has 27 seats, namely DAP (14), PKR (seven) and Amanah (six).

Following the dissolution of the state assembly, the by-election must be held within 60 days to form a new government.

Analysts have previously told The Malaysian Reserve that the state election is expected to benefit Umno most.