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Sarawak Assembly May Be Dissolved March 31

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PETALING JAYA: Political analyst Datuk Peter Minos is predicting that the Sarawak legislative assembly is likely to be dissolved on March 31, paving the way for the highly anticipated state polls at the end of next month.

Minos, who is Parti Bersatu Sarawak (PBB) publicity working committee chairman, said his speculation was based on the repeated indication given by Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem that the election would be “very soon”.

He said the Chief Minister during a visit in Lundu last Sunday stated that an announcement on the dissolution would be made “very soon and “within the next few days.”

Although the Election Commission had the final say in fixing the dates of nominations and polling, Minos said suggestions have been made that April 18 would be for nominations and April 30 for polling.

“That is why I predicted that the dissolution of the state assembly may be on March 31, on top of what he said last Sunday,” he told The Star.

Minos said Adenan was also aware of the sentiments of the people in Sarawak, with some feeling frustrated with the rife speculation surrounding the election date.

“Adenan knows that people have been waiting for the election for quite some time now and who may be feeling a bit tired of speculating and waiting.

“The Barisan Nasional supporters, workers and operators are also feeling the same and may become fatigue soon.

“Thus the time has come for the polls to be held before everyone gets tired of it all,” said Minos.

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