Apex court rules Penang anti-party hopping law constitutional


The Federal Court rules that the Penang state legislature is entitled to enact the anti-party hopping law to determine membership qualification. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 3, 2022.

A SEVEN-MEMBER Federal Court bench, chaired by Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, has found that article 14A of the Penang state constitution is not void as it is consistent with article 10(1)(c) of the Federal Constitution.

“In our view, the respondent (the Penang state legislature) was entitled to enact the law to determine membership qualification,” Tengku Maimun said today.


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