Wan Junaidi: Anti-party hopping law takes effect on Oct 5


KUALA LUMPUR: The anti-hopping law will come into force this Wednesday (Oct 5), says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

"The King has given his consent for the date of enforcement of the anti-hopping law on Tuesday (Oct 4) and will come into force on Oct 5.

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"The law will be enforced against any Members of Parliament who switch parties from this date onwards," the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of Parliament and Law said at a press conference in Parliament's media centre.

The Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara passed amendments to the Federal Constitution to prevent party-hopping by MPs on July 28 and Aug 9 respectively.

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Based on the government website, the law received the royal consent from the King on Aug 31 and was gazetted on Sept 6.

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