Johor, January 22 — The Johor state legislative assembly has been effectively dissolved, paving the way for the country’s fourth state election since the Covid-19 pandemic began.
This comes after Johor Menteri Besar Hasni Mohammad had an audience with the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, this afternoon to obtain his consent for the dissolution of the state legislative assembly.
The Johor royal press office said in a statement that Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar had agreed to sign a letter for the dissolution of the assembly following his audience with Hasni.
The audience took place at Istana Bukit Serene at 5 pm.
“I have obtained the agreement of (Umno) division chiefs on (the holding of) the Johor state election.”
“I’m going to hold a state executive council meeting at Kota Iskandar in a while before having the audience with Tuanku,” he told reporters.
Hasni is expected to hold a press conference at 6 pm.