Monday, April 01, 2013

April Fool's Joke or what? Najib dissolves Parliament

1 April 2013 - it is April Fool's day, and even the media has been known to come out with reports - which really was nothing more than an April Fool's Joke.

FMT News carried a report, "Parliament dissolved" - was it an April Fools joke by PM Najib or by FMT News..

"...Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has announced the dissolution of Parliament, to pave the way for the much anticipated 13th general election.

In a brief media statement, Najib said that he had met the Yang di-Pertuan Agong last week, and the King had given the consent for the dissolution.

“I hereby announce the dissolution of Parliament to facilitate the holding of the 13th general election and now it is up to the Election Commission to decide on the polling date,” said the prime minister...." - FMT News, 1/4/2013, Parliament dissolved!
Alas, reading the whole report, we finally discover that it was indeed an April Fool's joke...

"...Commenting on the unprecedented turn of events, FMT editor-in-chief K Kabilan said: “Sorry folks! This is an April Fool’s prank. We just could not resist....”

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