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https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/malaysia-general-election-polling-day-nov-19-nomination-nov-5-3014701

Malaysia election: Polling day on Nov 19, nomination day set for Nov 5

 

A woman casts her vote during a state election at a voting centre in Melaka, Malaysia on Nov 20, 2021. (File photo: AP/Vincent Thian)

 

Rashvinjeet S Bedi

20 Oct 2022 12:21PM (Updated: 20 Oct 2022 12:52PM)

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will hold its 15th General Election (GE15) on Nov 19, said the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday (Oct 20).

Nomination Day will be on Nov 5, while early voting is set to be held on Nov 15, said EC chairman Abdul Ghani Salleh.

"The campaigning period has been set for 14 days, from the date of nomination to 11.59pm on Nov 18," he said during a press conference.

He added that a by-election for the Bugaya state seat in Sabah will also be held during the same period.

Mr Abdul Ghani also said that the elections are expected to cost RM1.01 billion (US$213 million). More than 21 million people will be eligible to cast their votes during the elections.

Applications for overseas postal voters will close on Oct 23, he said.

On Oct 10, caretaker prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that parliament has been dissolved, paving the way for national elections to be held before the end of the year.

The states of Perak, Perlis and Pahang have also dissolved their legislatures and state polls will be held concurrently with the national elections.

Six other states – three under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition and the other three led by Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) – decided not to dissolve their assemblies for now.

The three states under PH are Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Penang while the states under PAS rule are Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah.

PAS is a member of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition together with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), among others.  

The state assemblies of Sabah, Sarawak, Johor and Melaka are out of the equation as polls were held recently.

An election had not been due until September 2023, but Mr Ismail Sabri had been under pressure from some factions of his ruling coalition to hold the vote earlier.

On Sep 30, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) supreme council decided that parliament must be dissolved soon so that GE15 can be held this year.

UMNO president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is facing 47 charges of criminal breach of trust, corruption and money laundering, had been very vocal in pushing for snap polls, ostensibly to seek a fresh mandate from the people.

UMNO’s call for an early GE15 has been criticised by the opposition and Mr Ismail Sabri’s own Cabinet members as Malaysia’s Meteorological Department has warned of floods during the north-east monsoon season, which typically starts in November and ends in March.

Following the dissolution of parliament, Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah said he had no choice but to consent to the dissolution of the parliament.

In a statement on Oct 10, Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara, Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, said that the ruler was disappointed with the current political developments in the country.

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There are 222 seats in the Lower House. 

In GE14, PH won 113 seats. At that time, its component parties were Parti Keadilan Rakyat, Democratic Action Party, Parti Amanah Negara and Bersatu. 

Barisan Nasional won 79 seats while PAS won 18 seats. Twelve seats were won by other parties and independent candidates.

The PH administration lasted for 22 months before it fell apart due to infighting.

Source: CNA/rv(aw)

 

 

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Hypersonic

Pull the curtains, on the air con, bring the beer and pop corns, and don't forget to off the lights!  [laugh][laugh][laugh]

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Tianmo said:

Pull the curtains, on the air con, bring the beer and pop corns, and don't forget to off the lights!  [laugh][laugh][laugh]

 

 

Like this how to enjoy the beer and popcorn? Cannot see leh. 😁

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Showtime.....We the Citizen of Bolehland, pledge ourselves to vote out the Crooks, make the other party our Government......Together we vote🤣

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11 minutes ago, Victor68 said:

TDM be the next PM, maybe got chance to beat Truss record 😆

You must be a joking

Current PM has chance to be next PM.

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if umno fully back to power, will we see 4 MYR to 1 SGD?? Song.... will rush down to bluewave. 4 for the price of 1.... not sure how i can walk out later though. 

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4 to 1 the jam at causeway will be 6 hours

and the queue at Bluewave will be so long lucky to get even 1 let alone 4.

:D

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Twincharged

Spoilt my travel plans with this news.  Already booked hotel for that week leading to polling day. Malaysian friends advised me to avoid that timing for safety sake. 
Luckily still able to get a room in same hotel for another period but the trouble I had to go thru earlier today; to reschedule so many appointments.  

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I go there once to buy Musang King, they are not that cheap either. They also adjust price up when the exchange rates go. Only certain things are cheap there. 

And they are also Happy, last time robbing you $100 = RM 140. Now it triples up🤣

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31 minutes ago, TameDriver said:

Spoilt my travel plans with this news.  Already booked hotel for that week leading to polling day. Malaysian friends advised me to avoid that timing for safety sake. 
Luckily still able to get a room in same hotel for another period but the trouble I had to go thru earlier today; to reschedule so many appointments.  

Depends on where you are going.

I don't think it is dangerous.

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1 minute ago, inlinesix said:

Depends on where you are going.

I don't think it is dangerous.

 

Must avoid states where Opposition is strong 😄

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Victor68 said:

TDM be the next PM, maybe got chance to beat Truss record 😆

That would be the biggest joke of the country.😁

He has betrayed the people's trust on him.

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26 minutes ago, Arogab said:

I go there once to buy Musang King, they are not that cheap either. They also adjust price up when the exchange rates go. Only certain things are cheap there. 

And they are also Happy, last time robbing you $100 = RM 140. Now it triples up🤣

 

This bring back my memory of the syndicated little beggars in Cambodia, who would stretch out the hand and asked one dollar US.🤐

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39 minutes ago, Arogab said:

I go there once to buy Musang King, they are not that cheap either. They also adjust price up when the exchange rates go. Only certain things are cheap there. 

And they are also Happy, last time robbing you $100 = RM 140. Now it triples up🤣

I always pay the same price as local.

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