Why Parliament may be weaker under rigid anti-party hopping law


Kenneth Cheng Chee Kin

Ideally, the constitutional and political role of Parliament is to prevent executive overreach and to not abuse its power. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 10, 2022.

MUCH has been argued about the necessity of an anti-party hopping law on the grounds of deterring political defections and restoring public faith in the electoral democracy.

If the law can achieve both without eroding our democracy, I may be persuaded to support it even if it means the sacrosanct principles of freedom of association is to be neglected.


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  • Please list down the names of some elected MPs who have been sacked by the political parties in Malaysia. Even bosses cannot sack their employees without following the agreed laws. Party consideration is a very important factor in any GE. A frog is more like a turn coat soldier who betrayed his country (party) after the GE is over.

    Posted 4 months ago by Citizen Pencen