Recall law best option to empower voters to elect their reps, says Bersih

Aminah Farid

Bersih says a post-election change in affiliation by elected representatives must be affirmed by the same electorate who chose them and not a unilateral decision by the MP. – Bersih Facebook pic, May 9, 2022.

ELECTION watchdog Bersih has recommended that the anti-party hopping recall law (AHRL) be enacted to empower voters a chance to determine if a seat should be vacated or not.

Its steering committee said a recall petition was the best remedy for the problem of party-hopping in the first-past-the-post system as it can both hold elected representatives accountable and allow the party system to evolve and stabilise.

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