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By Karen Bong
KUCHING, Feb 7: It is high time the Sabah government enacts an anti-party hopping law in line with the rest of the country in light of the resignation of three Parti Warisan’s (Warisan) State representatives.
This is the view of Julau MP Datuk Larry Sng following reports that three Warisan State representatives, namely Norazlinah Arif (Kunak), Mohammad Mohamarin (Banggi), and Ben Chong Chen Bin (Tanjong Kapor) had through an online video post on Monday (Feb 6) announced that they were leaving the party.
“Until and unless the anti-hopping law is enacted, Sabah State government will continue to be at risk of being destabilised due to political manoeuvring,” Sng said in a statement posted on his social media account today.
Sng is also the president of Parti Bangsa Malaysia.
According to news reports, Norazlinah, who was the Warisan Women chief along with the party’s Supreme Council members Mohammad and Chong, said that they would remain independent and would support the current Sabah government led by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor to continue the positive development momentum.
In the joint statement yesterday, they said the move was taken after examining and considering aspects from all angles, including the direction of the political coalitions in Sabah and the views of the grassroots in the area they represent.
They believed it is time to end the polemics in politics or actions which created instability in the government as these would affect efforts to develop the State and improve the people’s welfare.
The three also announced that they were relinquishing their posts within the party.
With this latest development, Warisan is now left with 16 assemblymen in Sabah and one in Selangor while the Hajiji-led Sabah government currently has the support of 47 assemblymen. — DayakDaily