Politics

Only King has the power to postpone Sarawak state polls, says lawyer

KUCHING: Sarawak must hold its 12th State Election within 60 days once the emergency declaration ends, unless Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah decides to continue it (emergency).

A Sarawak lawyer, Simon Siah said the current term of the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly (DUN) expired on June 6 but was extended due to the emergency declaration by the King.

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