Article 10 amendment ‘political suicide’ for MPs, says lawyers’ group


An anti-party hopping law may inevitably cause lawmakers to toe party lines, despite their principles or the wants of their constituents for fear of repercussion, says a lawyer. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 10, 2022.

PUTRAJAYA’S proposed amendment to article 10 of the Federal Constitution should be retracted as MPs who pass it will be committing “political hara-kiri”, said a legal rights group.

Lawyers for Liberty chief coordinator Zaid Malik said instead, a law allowing voters to decide on what action should be taken against their elected representative who jump ship should be tabled.


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