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COMMENT | Anti-hopping law important step towards good governance

COMMENT | G25 wishes to congratulate the prime minister and the members of Parliament for unanimously voting (by 209 votes) to pass the anti-hopping law a few days ago, namely, the Constitution (Amendment) Bill (No. 3) 2022, that prohibits MPs from party-hopping.

With this new law, an MP who exits a political party and then joins another would cease to be a member of the House. It’s a step forward, as stated by the three MPs from different political parties in their tv panel discussion recently, to restore public confidence in the voting process in a general election.

Party hopping is often done with the expectation of being rewarded with...

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