KUALA LUMPUR, February 24 – Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law), is confident that the Anti-Partisan Bill (RUU) to be presented to the Dewan Rakyat will be approved, based on of the response received during the engagement sessions.
He said sessions held with many stakeholders including MPs, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and party leaders received 7,000 responses (comments) for analysis.
“Overall and in principle, many agree with this. So the only question left is that as the Constitution needs to be amended, it will require two-thirds of the vote or the support of Dewan Rakyat, which is the support of 148 of the total 220 House Members (MPs) now.
“If we get 148 or more votes, then this law can pass, and based on my expectations after considering the views of many parties, I’m confident (the bill can pass),” he said. he said during his meeting before appearing on the Ruang Bicara program on Bernama TV last night.
Wan Junaidi previously reportedly said that several proposed constitutional amendments would be tabled at the Dewan Rakyat session which begins on February 28, including the anti-partisan bill and limiting the prime minister’s term to two terms.
This is in line with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s recommendation that the bill be expedited after the government signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Transformation and Political Stability with Pakatan Harapan on September 13, 2021.
Further commenting, Wan Junaidi said that the Anti-Party Hopping Bill was not enacted to hamper the democratic process among politicians, but rather to avoid harming the country, especially from an economic point of view. .
“In fact, in democracy itself, anywhere, there must be parameters or scopes of its own. So to animate democracy, there have to be rules and laws, because sometimes humans tend to want to be totally free without any resistance,” he said. — Bernama