Azhar Azizan Harun has resigned as chairperson of the Election Commission (EC) effective June 29.
The EC in a statement today said that its deputy chairperson Azmi Sharom will assume the duty of EC chairperson until a new one is appointed in accordance with Article 114 (7) of the Federal Constitution.
Azhar’s (above) resignation was consented by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah as notified in a letter from Istana Negara dated June 30.
Azhar was appointed EC chairperson on Sept 21, 2018, to replace Mohd Hashim Abdullah.
“We wish to express our highest appreciation and gratitude to Azhar for his deeds and contributions throughout his tenure as EC chairperson,” the commission said.