DAP says will move member’s bill on anti-hopping law
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 1 — The DAP will submit a private member’s bill to push for an anti-hopping law when Parliament reconvenes on September 25, said its chairman Karpal Singh.
He said this was necessary as Article 10 (1)(c) of the Federal Constitution would have to be amended first to enable an anti-hopping law to be enacted.
“To bring in the anti-hopping law, you have to amend Article 10 (1)(c), which says there is right of association including the right to join or leave a party,” he told a press conference here today.
He said the Penang government was looking at enacting an anti-hopping law in November but it would be unconstitutional unless there was a change in the Federal Constitution.
To make the (anti-hopping) law constitutional, he said there must be either a change to Article 10 (1)(c) or bring up to the Federal Court to review its 1992 decision whereby it decided that an anti-hopping law enactment passed by the Kelantan state assembly was unconstitutional. — Bernama