Former EC chief calls for polls revamp to prevent party-hopping

Mohd Farhan Darwis Noor Azam Shairi

Under the proportional representation system, seats belong to parties rather than lawmakers, so if the lawmakers switch allegiances, their seats do not transfer to their new parties. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 27, 2022.

MALAYSIA can prevent elected lawmakers from party-hopping by implementing a proportional representation system as suggested by the Electoral Reform Committee (ERC), its chairman Ab Rashid Ab Rahman told The Malaysian Insight.

He said such a move would do away with the proposed anti-party hopping law to be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat next month.

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