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Minister: Lawmakers who quit party can contest seats under anti-hopping law

Putrajaya is expected to do away with Article 48(6) of the Federal Constitution which bars an elected representative who resigns from his or her seat from contesting in an election for five years.

De facto Law Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (above) said this was scrutinised by the government as part of its effort to table an anti-party hopping bill for first reading in Parliament next month... 

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