KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government will table a Bill to amend the state constitution in relation to anti-party hopping during the upcoming state assembly sitting, says Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan.
“The state assembly will be tabling it in the coming sitting in November,” the Deputy Chief Minister told reporters yesterday.
The Sabah STAR president and Gabungan Rakyat Sabah deputy chairman said this when asked for an update on the state’s efforts to adopt the law, which was passed in Parliament in July to prevent members of political parties from hopping to other parties.
Last month, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said the state government would table an anti-hopping Bill to amend the state’s constitution during a special state assembly sitting.
He said the state Cabinet had agreed to the move after the Dewan Rakyat approved the Constitutional amendment to curb elected representatives from switching parties.
Hajiji added that it was in line with the state government’s commitment to ensure political stability in Sabah.
Prior to this, Kitingan also supported the move, saying he was keen on the law being adopted to stop assemblymen from switching allegiances after the polls.