Anti-party hopping Act needed to ensure a stable government – Nicholsion

By S. Harrish

THE Perikatan Nasional government has been urged to table the anti-party hopping Act to ensure political stability in the country.

DAP Serian chairman Brolin Nicholsion said the law would end any defection of elected reps that can cause political instability to a government.

He said that by tabling the anti-hopping act in parliament, it can end all political drama and the government need not spend time thinking about parliamentary majority.

“Instead, they can focus on the well-being of the people,” he said in a statement today.

Since the announcement made by the King allowing parliament to sit during the emergency period, he said three elected reps have defected.

“They have betrayed their parties and did not respect the electorate that voted for them.

“A government that really cares for its people and the economy, will put this matter as its priority and will spend less time politicking.”

Nicholsion, who is also special assistant to Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen, said that by tabling the anti-hopping Act, the country’s political situation can be stabilised and this will gain the trust of investors.

“Political stability is a crucial prerequisite for the proper functioning of a parliamentary government.”

He said the question now is whether the PN government dares to table the law when they have a razor-thin majority in parliament.