Anti-party hopping Bill still needs further study, says Takiyuddin

KOTA BARU: The anti-party hopping Bill needs further study to prevent issues from arising in the future, says Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan (pic).

The PAS secretary-general said this was because the term “party hopping” itself is still unclear, including several issues that needed further discussion.

“The issue here is whether Independent MPs or state assemblymen are considered party members?

“For example, if they want to join other parties, is that considered party hopping?” he said after the launch of “Keluarga Kota Baru” here Sunday (March 27).

The Energy and Natural Resources Minister said a similar law must also be implemented at the state level to ensure it is enforced against state assemblymen.

On the final day of the Dewan Rakyat’s recent meeting on March 24, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar told the House that the Bill would be tabled at a special sitting on April 11.

Wan Junaidi said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob had agreed to the special sitting and to extend it if one day was not enough to discuss the Bill. – Bernama