KOTA KINABALU, May 16 — The Anti-Party Hopping Bill (RUU) is not on the agenda for the coming Sabah State Assembly (DUN) sitting scheduled from May  22 to 25.

Sabah State Assembly Speaker Datuk Kadzim M Yahya said he had yet to be notified by the state government on the tabling of the bill.

 “The state government may decide the matter tomorrow. They are having a Cabinet meeting tomorrow,” he told a press conference here today.

If the bill is not tabled at the coming sitting, Kadzim said a special sitting would likely be held for the tabling of the bill to accommodate the many members of the house who would want to debate the bill.

However, Kadzim said he had received a request to table a Private Member’s Bill on anti-party hopping and had forwarded the matter to the state government.

“The government is going to table it, so I don’t see the necessity for a Private Member’s Bill to be tabled,” he said.

 The Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin is scheduled to open State Assembly sitting next Monday (May 22), during which three bills will be tabled.

 Last April, Parti Warisan president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apd said the party would file a Private Member’s Bill on Anti-Party Hopping in the next state assembly sitting.


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