Anti-party hopping law will boost voter confidence, say analysts

Chan Kok Leong

An analyst says the passing of the Constitutional (Amendment) Bill (No. 3) 2022 on Provisions Preventing Members of Parliament from Switching Parties by parliament is likely to boost voter turnout in the next general election. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 11, 2022.

THE amendments to the Federal Constitution to prohibit party hopping, which were passed by parliament this week, are expected to boost voter turnout and the people’s confidence in the next general election, analysts said.

“Although there are two more steps before the amendments are legally binding, I expect them to restore the people’s confidence in the electoral process,” said Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s Prof Dr Mazlan Ali.

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