The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi made the announcement that Parliament has been dissolved today 13 February 2008. This means that the Malaysian 12th general election will be on soon. The announcement was made at a last minute press conference at the Prime Minister' office this afternoon.
Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he had already met the Yang Di Pertuan Agong in the morning and consent to dissolve Parliament had already been given by His Majesty. The Parliament and the Election Commission had also been informed and the state assemblies had also been advised to dissolve.
The Election Commission Chairman, Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman said announcement of the date for polling and election will be announced tomorrow.