Najib Dissolves Government
And starts the ball rolling for Malaysia's Fourteenth General Elections
On the 6th of April 2018, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak made the decision to dissolve government after Friday Prayers, gearing up Malaysia for its 14th General Elections.
"I would like to inform the people that I met the king and sought his permission for parliament to be dissolved on Saturday, Apr 7," Najib said on state television.
The date of the vote, which now must be held within 60 days from Saturday, will be announced later by the Election Commission.
This year's elections has been predicted to be one of the toughest challenges the ruling party has been facing with former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad joining forces with the opposition.
Barisan Nasional(BN), the party which Najib helms, has already been facing pressure from Anwar Ibrahim's charisma from the confines of his jail cell, and with last year's lost of the popular vote, Najib has been grasping at straws to retain the mantle of keeping the keys of governing to BN.