Watered-down amendment likely for anti-party hopping bill, says expert

Chan Kok Leong

Dewan Rakyat will have a special sitting tomorrow to table and debate the fourth constitutional amendment since 2018. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 10, 2022.

AFTER months of delay, the government informed MPs yesterday that it will amend article 10 to let federal law restrict elected MPs and state assemblymen from party-hopping. 

While the amendment does not prohibit lawmakers from changing parties immediately, the government said the amendment will allow it to table a more substantive standalone act to govern party-hopping.

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