KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 – The Prime Minister’s Department Minister for Law, Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar today said that the Federal Constitution (Amendments) Bill 2022 on anti-party leap will be debated on April 11.
This came after Bagan MP for DAP Lim Guan Eng asked the justice minister when a special parliamentary session would be held so that the opposition bloc could prepare accordingly.
“Earlier today, I had the opportunity to speak to the Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob) and we agreed to discuss the anti-participation bill on April 11.
“I have been assured that we will debate this issue on April 11 and that we will let MPs make their own decision whether they support it or not.
“He (the prime minister) even said we would discuss it, even if it takes up to two days,” he said, addressing parliament.
Wan Junaidi had promised several times this year that the bill would be introduced during the current parliamentary session, and on February 24 he even said he was confident that it would pass based on the parliamentary sessions. stakeholder engagement.
The bill was a major point of interest for the opposition, especially since Pakatan Harapan signed a memorandum of understanding with the government amounting to a parliamentary ceasefire, in exchange for several concessions, including the adoption of a bill aimed at deterring parties. jumping.
Yesterday the opposition coalition said it was ready to take to the streets if the anti-turnout bill was not tabled and passed during this parliamentary session.
New DAP General Secretary Anthony Loke later said that Ismail Sabri had pledged to call a special parliamentary session to table and pass the anti-party bill.
Loke said the prime minister, in a meeting with several opposition leaders, said he would convene the special session during the month of Ramadan, which begins in early April.