Pakatan Harapan will continue to support UMNO’s Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob as Prime Minister, despite the numerous delays to the anti-hopping bill.
Chong Chieng Jen who is DAP’s National Vice Chairman, during the Johor State Election told supporters that the first reading of the anti-hopping law will be on 21 March, followed by the second reading on 23 March.
On 17 March, Tan Kok Wai who was the then DAP Chairman also issued an ultimatum, announcing that DAP will withdraw from the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) if the anti-hopping law is not passed this sitting.
The ultimatum was reiterated by newly-appointed DAP Chairman, Lim Guan Eng on Sunday.
“If the anti-hopping law is not passed as promised in the MOU signed by the prime minister, then the MOU is finished and ended,” Guan Eng said.
Apart from Chieng Jen, Kok Wai and Guan Eng, Amanah President, Mohamad Sabu and PKR President, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had issued similar threats in the past.
“If the act is not introduced in this parliamentary sitting, me and my friends will return to the streets to press the government,” said Mohamad on Tuesday.
In January, Anwar said that the MOU would be “automatically cancelled” if the demand was not met.
Parliament’s current sitting has ended, and the anti-hopping bill has not seen the light of the day.
Law Minister, Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar in his winding speech yesterday said that the Bill will be further delayed to 11 April, despite earlier announcements that the bill will be tabled this March sitting.