Penang CM will seek governor’s consent tomorrow to dissolve assembly

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow says he will meet with the Penang governor tomorrow to obtain consent to dissolve the Penang legislative assembly on June 28. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 26, 2023.

CHIEF Minister Chow Kon Yeow said he has been granted an audience with the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak tomorrow to obtain consent to dissolve the Penang legislative assembly on June 28. 

“I have received the appointment from the governor’s office and will be meeting him tomorrow at 8am. After that we will have a press conference at about 2.30pm at Komtar to be attended by all state assemblymen,” he told reporters today. 

Penang has 40 state constituencies and in the 2018 general election, Pakatan Harapan (PH) won 37, including two by Bersatu candidates, while BN won two, and PAS, one. 

Penang will be going to the state polls soon, along with Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu. 

Meanwhile, Chow, who is Penang PH chairman, said the coalition aims to win between 30 and 32 seats this time around.  

He said achieving that target would be considered a satisfactory result. – Bernama, June 26, 2023.  

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