Justice Minister: Anti-partisan law to be tabled at February-March parliament meeting, PM wanted it fast-tracked | Malaysia


Justice Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar addresses Members of Parliament at Dewan Rakyat, Kuala Lumpur on November 22, 2021. – Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 20 – Malaysia’s proposed new law against political party switching is expected to be tabled in parliament during the February-March meeting, much earlier than the original July schedule.

Minister of the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law), Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, said today that the Joint Federal Government and Opposition Pakatan Harapan (PH) Steering Committee on Political Transformation and Stability had discussed the proposed anti-partisan bill as part of the committee meeting yesterday.

In a statement today, he said that among the important issues discussed was the need to expedite the tabling of the Anti-Partitioning Bill in line with the Federal Government’s commitment to the previously signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). on September 13, 2021. by the government and PH.

He said the meeting decided that the anti-participation bill would be finalized and tabled at the first meeting of parliament this year, which is due to start on February 28.

Wan Junaidi also said that this is in line with the prime minister’s recommendation to expedite this bill.

“To obtain views from all walks of life, a bipartisan technical committee will be set up under the leadership of the Jawatankuasa Pemandu Transformasi Dan Kestabilan Politik (Steering Committee on Transformation and Political Stability),” he said, adding that this technical committee will include four representatives from the federal government and four representatives from PH.

“This technical committee will meet next week to detail the policy issues and the proposed legal framework,” he said.

He said that this agreement reached was also the commitment of the Federal Government and PH to ensure that the issues agreed in the Government-PH Memorandum of Understanding for Transformation and Political Stability are implemented.

Previously, Wan Junaidi said that the anti-partition bill is expected to be presented to parliament in the July session this year.

In the same statement today, Wan Junaidi also said that drafting the anti-party jumping bill or provisions requires detailed studies and holistic engagement sessions so that policies are decided first. .

Based on malaysian mail‘s of the schedule provided on the parliament’s website, this year’s first Dewan Rakyat meeting will be held for 16 days from February 28 to March 24, with the first three weeks set aside for debates and ministerial responses on the Yang di -Pertuan Agong’s speech on the first day and with the last week of March 21 to March 24 scheduled for bills and other government matters.


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