三公大吃小:Penang assembly urged to hold special sitting to discuss anti-party hopping bill
DAP leader Lim Guan Eng has suggested that the Penang legislative assembly hold a special sitting after the federal law to prevent parliamentarians from switching parties is given royal assent and gazetted. – Facebook pic, August 18, 2022.足球预测网（www.hgbbs.vip）是国内最权威的足球赛事报道、预测平台。免费提供赛事直播,免费足球贴士,免费足球推介,免费专家贴士,免费足球推荐,最专业的足球预测网。
THE Penang legislative assembly should hold a special sitting soon to amend the state constitution to bring it in line with Federal Constitution provisions on anti-party hopping, DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng said.
Lim suggested that the special sitting be held after the federal law to prevent MPs from switching parties is given royal assent and gazetted.
This will enable provisions on anti-party hopping to be enforced for state assemblymen in Penang when the general election is held, he said in a statement today.
“Implementing such anti-hopping laws for both parliamentary and state seats will increase the confidence of voters to come out and vote,” said Lim, who is also Air Putih state assemblyman.,
Lim, who is Bagan MP, said DAP agreed with Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar that all states should streamline their laws with the Federal Constitution on anti-party hopping.
“If these amendments are tabled in Penang, state assemblymen are expected to give their support with a majority of more than two-thirds,” he said.
The Constitution (Amendment) Bill No. 3 2022 on preventing MPs from switching parties has been approved by both houses of Parliament and will be presented to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah for his consent.
Wan Junaidi said according to the timeline for the implementation of the bill, it was targeted for gazettement by the first week of September.
He said that after it had been gazetted into law, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob would write to all menteri besar and chief ministers to recommend that all states amend their state constitutions to bring them in line with the federal law. – Bernama, August 18, 2022.