Minister of Justice: AG to draft anti-hopping law | Malaysia


Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said that when the bill is ready, it will be discussed with each MP before being tabled in parliament. Bernama photo

KUALA LUMPUR, September 23 – The Attorney General has been tasked with drafting the anti-hopping law, Dewan Rakyat announced today.

Prime Minister’s Office (Parliament and Law) Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, however, said that this will require further research as it is a complicated issue.

“The government has just started, the legal process will not (take) three days or three weeks, it takes time,” he said during the closing session of the vote of thanks on the royal speech at the Dewan Rakyat sitting here today. .

He was responding to a question from Gobind Singh Deo (PH-Puchong) regarding the government’s commitment to enact the anti-shopping law and whether party hopping will be a criminal offense.

Wan Junaidi said that when the bill is ready, it will be discussed with each MP before being tabled in Parliament.

“When the bill is finished we will read it one by one, I will not bulldoz every law, I will ask everyone, not just myself,” he said.

In addition, he said that Pengerang MP Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said also submitted a motion regarding the amendment of the Federal Constitution and a recall bill which are listed in the agenda of this meeting. .

Meanwhile, upon the investigation by three senior officers of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) into allegations of abuse of power and misconduct regarding the case of a former department head, Wan Junaidi said that ‘This was not an extraordinary matter for a law enforcement agency to investigate. its own agents as long as this is stipulated under the agency’s own jurisdiction.

He said that when a first information report (FIR) is received by the MACC, it is mandatory for the commission to conduct an investigation without delay.

“The investigation is ongoing and the MACC has assured that the investigation will be conducted in a professional and transparent manner, and that there will be no compromise to protect any officer involved in a criminal act,” he said added. – Bernama


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