Tupong rep: Anti-Party Hopping Bill to restore people’s voices in determining government

Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman

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KUCHING, Sept 11: The proposed tabling of an Anti-Party Hopping Bill in Parliament will restore the voice of the people in determining a government and no longer depend on the stand of parliamentarians and State assemblymen alone.

In stating this, Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman elaborated that since the 14th General Election, there have been many changes of government that have been influenced by party changes at the level of parliamentarians as well as members of the State Legislative Assembly (DUN).

“This should end because it contributes to the political instability of the country which disrupts the long-term planning of a government and also the work to serve those on the ground.


“With this Bill, it will be able to help the current government to continue to contribute to the community without having to worry about political unrest that can cause a government to collapse,” he said in a statement today.

He was referring to the recent announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob who offered seven transformations of Parliament and government administration covering various institutional reforms and constitutional amendments.

Regarding the Constitutional Amendment Bill for the implementation of Undi18 in the near future, Fazzrudin also hopes that it is supported by all in line with the decision of the Kuching High Court which decided that Undi18 should be implemented before December 31 this year.

“It is necessary for the government to expedite the implementation process of Undi18 which will enable 18 to 21-year-olds to play a role in the country’s democratic system and further understand the concept of governance,” he added.

He also welcomed the prime minister’s announcement to include Opposition party representatives in the National Recovery Council.

“This will encourage a ‘whole-of-society’ approach in recovering the country from the Covid-19 and economic crisis.

“This is in line with the advice of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong who stressed the importance of a stable administration and one that is able to function normally in a country facing various crises.

“I hope that the offer made by the prime minister is welcomed by all parties and will mark a new chapter in the governance of the country in line with the concept of Keluarga Malaysia,” he emphasised. — DayakDaily