|Prime Minister dissolves Parliament|
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today announced the dissolution of the Parliament at a specially arranged press conference at his office in Putrajaya.
He has dissolved parliament in a widely speculated move to pave the way for next month's general elections.
The king has given his consent to dissolve parliament, effective today the 13th of February, to allow the elections to be held.
States had also been advised to dissolve their assemblies on the same date.
The Election Commission will soon decide on the polling date and announce the nomination, as the country prepares to vote in its 12th general elections.