Cabinet to move forward with Anti-Party Hopping Bill draft, 2 issues to be refined before finalising

Dato Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar

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KUCHING, June 2: The Cabinet has no objection to the latest draft of the Anti-Party Hopping Bill proposed by the Parliamentary Special Select Committee (PSSC), says Dato Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) said the Cabinet was informed yesterday (June 1) on the proposed amendment to the Federal Constitution regarding the issue of party hopping.

“Attorney-General Tan Sri Idrus Harun had given an explanation to the Cabinet regarding the constitutional amendment and the Cabinet had no objection to the draft proposed by PSSC,” he said in a statement.

Wan Junaidi, who is also PSSC chairman, said the Cabinet had called for two issues to be detailed and refined, but he did not reveal any further information.

He said that according to the Dewan Rakyat Standing Order 85, information regarding the select committee cannot be disclosed to the public as it is still under discussion at the PSSC level.

“Overall, the Bill has been taken into account by the Cabinet and the questions raised by the Cabinet will be brought to the PSSC on June 7 to be scrutinised before the Bill is finalised,” he added. — DayakDaily