Tag Anti-Party Hopping Bill

Anti-hop bill awaits royal assent

KUCHING: The Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2022, on prohibition of MPs party-hopping, has been presented to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and is expected to come into force in mid-September. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan…

Anti-hop law stops moving of goal posts

KUCHING: The recently passed Anti-Party Hopping Bill in Parliament will put a halt to unhealthy politics and ensure a more stable government. In saying this, Public Health, Housing and Local Government Deputy Minister I Datuk Dr Penguang Manggil stressed this…

MPs free to vote according to conscience

KUCHING: Exemptions under the anti-hop law will allow MPs leeway to vote for what they believe is right for the community they represent and for the country. This is necessary, practical and pragmatic, said Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) secretary general…

No to state amendment within 60 days  

KUCHING: Deputy Minister in the Premier’s Department (Corporate Affairs and UKAS) Datuk Abdullah Saidol said that he agrees with the provision of anti-party hopping to be adopted in Sarawak. However, he does not agree with Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president…

No need for state anti-hopping law

KUCHING: Is it necessary for Sarawak to adopt an anti-crossover law into its constitution following the passing of the anti-party hopping Bill in Parliament recently? Not necessary, say political analysts and observers. Analyst Dr Lee Kuok Tiung said “the state’s…

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