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Last Saturday, DAP Secretary General Anthony Rourke said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Presidential Council had decided not to dissolve the Penang, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan state legislatures.

According to Bernama’s report, he said PH’s stance should be maintained to avoid a situation that could create a perception of PH’s disagreement.

Rourke added that the Penang legislature would be dissolved on a more convenient day after the monsoon.

Ahead of Saturday’s announcement, the DAP said the Penang branch had called for a review of the PH’s decision to oppose the dissolution of the state council.

“There is a lot of public opinion about holding elections at the same time, especially in Penang,” Roque reportedly told local media at the time.

Last Thursday, PAS leader Abdul Hadi Awan confirmed in a statement that the three state councils headed by his party – Kedah, Terengganu and Kelantan – would not be dissolved.

He said the party has decided to strengthen its ties with Pelicatan Nacional (PN) in the upcoming general elections.

“We will strengthen our cooperation with PN for upcoming polls to unite the Ummah (Muslims),” he said.

PAS is a component party of PN.

Last Monday, Interim Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yacoub announced the dissolution of the federal parliament, paving the way for early polls.

With the exception of Sarawak, Malaysia has typically held national and state level elections simultaneously.

For now, state legislatures in Sabah, Sarawak, Johor and Malacca are not scheduled due to recent votes.

The Electoral Commission will hold a special meeting on October 20 to discuss GE15 and Sabah’s Bugaya by-elections and set important dates. Perak State Legislature Dissolved, Malaysia’s Third State Holds Vote During GE15

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