GEORGE TOWN, June 8 – The State Legislative Assembly (DUN) of Penang is set to be dissolved on June 28, paving the way for the upcoming state election (PRN). The announcement was made by Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow after attending the Inauguration Ceremony of the Education Appreciation Knowledge Discourse and the Outstanding Service Award at the North East district level 2023.
Chow Kon Yeow confirmed that all necessary arrangements regarding the dissolution of the state assembly will be made diligently. When asked about the specific date for the dissolution, he stated, “We plan on June 28, and we will ensure everything is arranged accordingly.” Earlier, Kon Yeow, who also serves as the Chairman of Pakatan Harapan (PH) Penang, had stated that the state assembly would be dissolved within the last 10 days of the month.
Furthermore, he had previously announced that the Penang Government would dissolve the state assembly during the third or fourth week of June, allowing for the PRN to take place. The six states of Selangor, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu will be holding the state election (PRN). The Election Commission (SPR) has also advocated for simultaneous PRN in these six states, a proposal supported by various parties.
The aim is to facilitate the EC’s operations, including staff coordination, ensuring a smooth electoral process in selecting members of the State Legislative Assembly (ADUN) across the six states. The impending dissolution of the Penang State Assembly marks a significant step towards the PRN, as political parties and candidates gear up for campaigning and vying for the support of the electorate.