KUALA LUMPURL: Tan Sri Adenan Satem said, the federal government should consider emulating Sarawak’s footsteps by holding parliamentary and state elections separately as this would allow Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties ample time to address weaknesses before polling.

The chief minister pointed out that Sarawak was the only state which currently practiced this approach giving it ample time before polling to address whatever weaknesses, the New Straits Times reported.

“As you all know, Sarawak has two elections, a general election and a state election, every five years while the rest of the country has only one.

“I think it is better to have the elections separately so that we will have more time to prepare and address weaknesses before polling,” the paper quoted.

“So, I think Kuala Lumpur (the federal government) should follow us. I hope one day that Barisan Nasional, at the national level, will emulate us,” Sarawak Chief Minister  added.

Adenan had previously hinted that state polls will be held on April 30.