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GE15: EC in meeting to set Nomination Day, polling dates

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PUTRAJAYA: A special meeting of the Election Commission (EC) started today at 10:05 am to determine the important dates for the 15th General Election (GE15).

The date of the Bugaya state seat by-election in Sabah will also be discussed at the meeting.

Immediately after the meeting ends, which is scheduled to end at noon, the EC is expected to announce the dates for the nomination, the vote, as well as the date of the electoral car, the electoral roll to be used and the preparations to implement the GE15 and the Bugaya by-elections.

The meeting is chaired by the EC President, Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Salleh.

READ ALSO: SG15: All eyes on EC tomorrow (Oct 20)

Also present are EC Vice President Dr Azmi Sharom, Secretary Datuk Ikmalrudin Ishak, EC Members Datuk Chin Phaik Yoong, Zoey Randhawa, Dr Mohd Faisal Syam Abdol Hazis, Datuk Awang Sahari EM Nadzeer and Datuk Nik Ali. Mat Yunus and senior EC officials.

The special meeting follows the dissolution of the 14th Parliament which was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on October 10 to make way for GE15 after receiving the consent of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al -Mustafa. BillahSha.

READ ALSO: GE15: Young voters still unsure of the value of their vote

The general elections this time are different as several state legislatures were not dissolved, namely Melaka, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak because they recently had their state elections, while three states under PAS – Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah – and three states under Pakatan Harapan – Selangor, Penang and Negeri Sembilan – also did not dissolve their respective state assemblies as their state elections are scheduled for next year.

Only Perak, Pahang and Perlis dissolved their state assemblies to hold state elections simultaneously with GE15.

Previously, the general election saw parliamentary and state elections across the country except Sarawak held simultaneously. – Bernama


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Anwar to meet govt depts, agencies to focus on cost of living issues on Nov 27

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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will hold a meeting with government departments and agencies in Putrajaya on Sunday (November 27) that will focus on cost of living issues affecting people.

“Tonight, we held a prayer session with parishioners and friends in Sungai Long.

“Tomorrow morning at 11am there will be a meeting with government departments and agencies in Putrajaya that will focus on the cost of living issues that are burdening the people,” he said in a post on his Facebook and Twitter accounts on Saturday. (November 26).

Anwar is scheduled to attend the 2022 National Cost of Living Action Council special meeting at 11am on Sunday in Perdana Putra, Putrajaya. – Bernama


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Football: Malaysia Cup 2022: JDT take trophy after downing Red Giants 2-1

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PETALING JAYA: Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) has become the 2022 Malaysia Cup champion after beating Selangor 2-1 in the final held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium on Saturday (November 26).

JDT and the Red Giants were tied 1–1 at halftime before JDT’s Fernando Forestieri scored the game-winner in the 59th minute.

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I was just there to see my friends, says Ismail Sabri rubbishing talk of meeting between BN, PAS leaders

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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob says he was at a country club in Petaling Jaya for a farewell party for former employees of the Prime Minister’s Department on Friday (November 25).

The former prime minister strongly denied that it was said he was at the club for a closed-door meeting between Barisan Nasional and PAS leaders, Sinar Harian reported.

Ismail, Umno’s vice president, said he would only meet friends for a farewell ceremony.

READ ALSO: Dr Wee refutes claims that he attended a discussion with Umno and PAS leaders

“These (rumors) are malicious slander meant to tarnish my name. Nowadays, I can’t even meet my friends,” he told the Malaysiakini online news portal.

Talk about a meeting at the club had gone viral on social media after photos of various politicians arriving at the club were posted online.

Ismail added that it was unfair for certain quarters to label him a “traitor” for meeting with PAS leaders, however BN leaders who met with their Pakatan Harapan counterparts earlier this week were branded as “heroes”. .

The viral post lists Ismail, former Umno General Secretary Tan Sri Annuar Musa, PAS General Secretary Takiyuddin Hassan, MCA President Datuk Dr. Seri Wee Ka Siong and former Putrajaya Umno Deputy Director Datuk Tun Faisal Ismail Aziz, among those who attended the meeting. .

Earlier, Dr. Wee said in a Facebook post that he had been to the club after receiving an invitation from two businessmen.

“It was to have dim sum for brunch at a restaurant located in the country club.

“When I arrived, I met former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who was in the cafeteria next to the restaurant.

“I greeted him before my friends arrived. When they (my friends) arrived, I went directly to the aforementioned restaurant for lunch,” he said, adding that he was hurt by the slanderous accusations.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri also denied that Barisan General Treasurer Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein was present at the farewell ceremony.

Sinar Harian reported that Ismail Sabri also said that other Umno leaders such as Khairy Jamaluddin were also slandered for going against party chairman Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

“Right now, because they want to support other people to form a government and appoint someone to be prime minister, the Umno leaders are slandering each other and dividing the party,” he said.


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