Update 12.34pm NST:
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced the dissolution of Parliament today at 12:34pm at the Prime Minister's Department in Putrajaya. The announcement paves the way for the 12th general election.
Update 12.20pm Uncle Kit:
Parliament is being dissolved today despite the assurance by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi yesterday that there will be no dissolution of Parliament today.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is calling for a press conference at Prime Minister’s Department in Putrajaya at 12.30pm today. It is widely believed that the press conference concerns the dissolution of Parliament, to pave the way for the 12th general elections.