Najib Razak Malaysian PM dissolves parliament3042013
Najib Razak Malaysian PM dissolves parliament ahead of general elections.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, whose National Front (BN) coalition has been in power for over 50 years, announced in a televised address that he has obtained royal approval from Malaysia’s constitutional monarch to dissolve parliament.
Razak will now face opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in what is anticipated to be a closely contested race later this month. The prime minister was constitutionally required to call for a general election in April, when the National Front’s five-year mandate expired.>