Communication and Multimedia minister Saifuddin Abdullah said an anti-hopping law will be able to end endless debates on speculation of change of government.
He said, at the moment, there were too many debates on the matters from many sides.
He said such a law would be possible to put an end to this (politicians hopping to other parties).
“It may be one of the ways to stop not doing it but arguing that there is no guarantee that this will not happen and in some other countries again I do not say this must be right and this must be wrong,” he added.
Saifuddin added that he was more interested in arguing for ways to alleviate, stop or minimize such arguments.
“Perhaps one of the ways is to enact, create a law that does not allow a representative from either the parliament or the House of Representatives to run the party,” he said.
Saifuddin left Umno in 2015 to join PKR. He was also among the MPs who left PKR earlier in February, together with a group of former PKR MPs led by Mohamed Azmin Ali during the political turmoil which saw the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government.
He was asked about the allegation by certain people, labeling him a traitor. He said he admitted that no one would not feel bad when they were being accused.
“But once again the definition that needs to be used, the situation and the context and I think if we really look at such a political issue, its history is here as well.
“So if we want to accuse (someone), let’s be fair to say that the same incidents happened before, although it was not 100% the same.
“I do not deny that those who are accused have the justification (to do so).
That is their right and that I am responsible for whatever I do but that we should be fair and that is another reason why the existing government should not arrogant but we should stay humble,” he said.
Saifuddin said the Perikatan took over the government due to the “failure” of the Pakatan Harapan administration.
“If we were not failing, then we will not bring down Pakatan Harapan. If you ask me, that is my answer.
“The collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government was due to the ‘struggle’ within the coalition itself which led to Dr Mahathir resigning last February and is it that Pakatan Harapan’s failure to resolve the issue became the source of Perikatan Nasional’s existence and subsequently appointing Muhyiddin,” he said.
Meanwhile Amanah deputy President, Salahuddin Ayub has denied allegations saying that he, with other several senior leaders of the party, will be joining PPBM.
He said it was a desperate act of certain parties who were pressured by the latest developments in politics.
“It appears that the Perikatan Nasional (PN) cyber troopers have been so distressed by the recent developments in politics until they spread fake news about me saying that few Amanah leaders will be joining PPBM in the nearest time.
“That slander will not in any way undermine Pakatan Harapan’s efforts and commitment to restore the people’s mandate and save the country from Perikatan Nasional’s political disaster.
“I hope Malaysians can co-operate with Pakatan Harapan to support and pursue the hope of forming a New Malaysia that is free of corruption and corruption, and upholds honesty and not based on slander,” he said.
5th June 2020 18:46
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