COMMENT | It is good that the cabinet is set to approve the constitutional amendment bill which covers both the anti-party-hopping provision and the term limit for the prime minister, with Parliament’s approval set for next Monday (April 11).
Credit must go to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar who has worked hard to bring all parties to agree to the bill.
Pakatan Harapan also has assured that all 90 of its MPs will support the government's bill to amend the Federal Constitution and enact the anti-party-hopping law.
Disturbingly, however, the bill will not only introduce the ‘imperfect’ traditional Anti-Hopping Law (AHL) to the Parliament but also impose its replica on all 13 state assemblies.
Two imperfections of proposed AHL
Some readers may ask, why is this traditional AHL imperfect?
The traditional AHL is a tool that...