Friday, August 28, 2015

Adenan sets S'wak election date but coy about it

Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem announced today that he has fixed the date for the 11th Sarawak state election which must be held before July next year.
However, he remained tight-lipped about revealing the date to the public as yet.
"I have chosen and decided on the date for the 11th Sarawak state election but it is not yet the right time for me to announce it to you," he was quoted as saying by Berita Harian.
Furthermore, Adenan said the selection of almost all BN candidates has already been finalised.
He added that Sarawak BN was ready for an early state election.
Adenan's announcement came after the Court of Appeal ruled in the Election Commission's (EC) favour to go ahead with its re-delineation exercise.
The re-delineation exercise will create 11 new seats, most of which the opposition said will favour the ruling coalition.
the Kuching High Court had initially ordered the EC's re-delineation exercise to be redone for not complying with the constitutional requirements but this was later overturned by the appellate court.
The opposition which took the case to court, is expected to challenge the matter at the Federal Court.

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