Cabinet has no objection to anti-party hopping law


PETALING JAYA: The Cabinet has no objection to the proposed draft by the Parliamentary Special Select Committee (PSSC) on the anti-party hopping law, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) said the Cabinet was informed on Wednesday on the proposed amendments to the Federal Constitution relating to anti-party hopping.

“The Cabinet had no objection to the draft when it was put forward by Attorney General Tan Sri Idrus Harun” he said in a statement yesterday.

However, Wan Junaidi, who is also PSSC chairman, said the Cabinet had raised two issues that needed to be refined by the PSSC.

He said that according to Dewan Rakyat Standing Order 85, full details of the information on the ongoing meetings in the special committee could not be disclosed to the public yet as the matter was still under discussion level.

“The questions raised will be brought to the PSSC on June 7 to be scrutinised before the proposed Bill is finalised,” said Wan Junaidi.

Among the contents of the Bill included the position of MPs who have been expelled by their respective parties, with the intent of exempting them from the proposed anti-party hopping law.

Wan Junaidi had previously explained that the proposed anti-party hopping law provisions would only apply to MPs who quit their parties they had contested under, to join another party or become an independent.

The proposed anti-party hopping Bill is expected to be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat next month.

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