The Federal Government has confirmed that the anti-hop bill will be postponed.
In a statement today, de facto Lawinister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the decision was made after the Cabinet determined that more input was needed from stakeholders, “particularly” Barisan Nasional (BN) and Perikatan Nasional (PN).
He added that this was to guarantee the Bill garners the adequate two-thirds majority support needed to amend the Federal Constitution, once it is tabled in Parliament.
The Bill has been a major point of interest for the Opposition, especially as Pakatan Harapan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the government abstaining from various challenges to the government rule, in return for several concessions including the passing of a Bill to deter party-hopping.
For the record, DAP had issued an ultimatum on Thursday, threatening to withdraw from the MOU if the Anti-hop Bill is not passed this sitting.