The latest speculation on the imminent state elections in Sarawak is: dissolution of State Assembly by end of March and polling in April. Reasons:
1. PM & DPM will converge in Sarawak this Saturday-rare but reflect the imminence of elections; But these 2 VIPs have been criss-crossing Sarawak for a while already-actually since last year! If anyone were just to monitor the mainstream media reports you can more than confirm this;
2. Taib reportedly met the Governor today; Normally the CM will meet the Governor after the dissolution of the State Assembly; so: there is a doubt if the meeting with the Governor is really on the dissolution; May be it is about delaying it?
3. James Masing said Taib dropped `strong hint’ on April election because Taib asked them to prepare for state elections in the State Cabinet meeting; Not sure if there was a Cabinet meeting where Taib did not ask the parties to get ready for elections?
For all the inconclusive reasons we can refer to the last state elections:
The State Assembly dissolved on Apr 24th 2006 and polling happened on May 20th 2006.