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Is the Anti-Hopping Law Actually Useful?

Danesh Prakash Chacko, Director, Tindak Malaysia

15-Nov-23 14:00

Is the Anti-Hopping Law Actually Useful?

Langkah Sheraton is an incredibly pivotal moment in Malaysian political history. It’s the moment that caused many to become disillusioned with and lose hope towards our political system. Many questioned the purpose of voting. It’s also the event that brought the term “political frogs/katak” to the mainstream. This brought about the Anti-Hopping Law – a law that promised to put an end to party hopping. The days of the Kataks were supposedly left behind.

Yet, recently, four Bersatu MPs have crossed party lines to pledge support for Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, strengthening his majority in the Dewan Rakyat. The question is, how can this happen if we have the anti-hopping law?


Image Credit: 123RF/abdulrazaklatif, Parlimen.gov

Produced by: Dashran Yohan

Presented by: Dashran Yohan


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