EC Chairman Mohd Hashim Abdullah To Step Down On 1 July
He was appointed as chairman in January 2016.
Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah will be leaving his position as Election Commission (EC) chairman on 1 July 2018
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was notified of this on Monday, 11 June.
"The EC would like to inform that Mohd Hashim Abdullah will shorten his tenure as the chairperson, effective July 1, 2018," the official statement reads.
Mohd Hashim was appointed as EC chairman in January 2016 after joining the commission in September 2014
His tenure, however, has been riddled with controversy.
Last month, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Pakatan Harapan has received many complaints of alleged cheating by the Election Commission during the last month's general elections.
But Mohd Hashim has denied such accusations, saying that Pakatan Harapan's victory over Barisan Nasional in GE14 is proof that EC had acted in a "fair and transparent" manner.
Mohd Hashim joins the long list of high-profile resignations following Pakatan Harapan's GE14 victory: