The Election Commission (EC) of Malaysia has announced Wednesday 9th May for the 14th General Election to be held.
EC chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah, in a live broadcast on TV1, said that nominations for the 222 parliamentary and 587 state seats have been set for April 28.
Mohd Hashim said that a total of 14,940,627 Malaysians are eligible to vote in GE14 compared to 13,268,002 registered voters in the last general election in 2013.
In the context of fuel market deregulation, PetrolWorld would expect to see changes and actions taking place over the following 18 months. PetrolWorld had previously stated in an editorial that 2019 should be a year of change in fuel retail deregulation.
Indonesia, the largest and most populated country in South East Asia, is also facing elections due to take place on the 17th April 2019. Currently fuel retailers are being forced to get approval from the Indonesian government to change prices at the retail network, signaling state intervention is creeping back and potentially affecting investment.PW110418