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COMMENT | The role of the Sabah caretaker govt - state law society

Roger Chin

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Modified 30 Jul 2020, 11:50 am
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COMMENT | The Sabah Law Society (SLS) notes the recent media reports concerning the dissolution of the Sabah State Assembly and as the statutory body representing lawyers in Sabah, SLS feels that it is necessary to highlight the legal provisions relevant to the issue at hand and states as follows:

Caretaker government and convention

A caretaker government at the state level is a state government during a period that starts when the state assembly is dissolved by the Tuan Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sabah (TYT) prior to a state election and continues for a period after the election until the next cabinet in Sabah is appointed.

A caretaker government at state level operates until the election results clearly indicate that either the incumbent party or coalition has retained power...

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