Malaysia’s democracy at ‘worrying level’ with 39 MPs switching parties since GE14, says law minister

De facto Law Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar told Parliament today that 39 MPs have changed parties since Election 2018 to date, causing political instability and jeopardising Malaysia’s practice of democracy.

(MMO) – He made the disclosure in his second tabling of a key amendment to the Federal Constitution that will pave the way for a much anticipated anti-party hopping law.

Wan Junaidi stressed that in matters of constitutional amendments, it is important for the government and the Opposition to unite to reassure voters in their choice of elected representatives and for the country’s socio-economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“This situation has caused much debate and polemic among the public, as it involves the mandate or trust of the people who elect their representatives.

“Since the 14th general election, the country was faced with political unrest, until there were changes of incumbent prime ministers three times and the number of Malaysian Members of Parliament who switched parties, reaching up to 39 people.

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