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By Ashley Sim
KUCHING, Oct 5: Minister for Food Industry, Commodities, and Regional Development Sarawak (M-FICORD) Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom, believes that the enforcement of anti-party hopping laws starting today is also about restoring integrity.
According to Dr Rundi, when a person decides to switch parties, the people who voted for him or her will lose trust in them.
“I’ve heard many things about party-hopping, which is also associated with integrity.
“Hopping from one political party to another can occur when a person has an excessive desire (for political power),” he told reporters today following the M-FICORD Integrity Day function held at a hotel here.
Furthermore, he stated his support for the anti-hopping law which came into effect today, in the period leading up to the 15th General Election (GE15).
On Tuesday (Oct 4), Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Dato Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, announced that the anti-party hopping laws will go into effect today (Oct 5).
Wan Junaidi said this following the King’s consent on the Constitutional (Amendment) Act (No 3) 2022 on Provisions Preventing Members of Parliament from Switching Parties on Aug 31 and its gazettement as Act A1663 on Sept 6. — DayakDaily