Here's the Bernama story.
PUTRAJAYA, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- Polling for the general election will be held on March 8 and nominations on Feb 24, the Election Commission (EC) announced today.
EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman said the election would involve 222 parliamentary and 505 state seats in 12 states except for Sarawak which held its state election in 2006.
He said 10,922,139 were eligible to cast their votes based on the electoral roll gazetted on Feb 5.
Abdul Rashid made the announcement at the EC headquarters here at 11.40am. The announcement was carried live by RTM dan TV3. BERNAMA
My earlier posting:
Yesterday Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced the dissolution of Parliament, confirming (and ending) widespread speculations that Parliament would be dissolved YESterday.
Today, he'll be announcing polling day.
Anyway, candidates have been warned not to get down and dirty.
Keep it clean.