A strange case of lawmakers mocking the law
Of late, the anti hopping law that was passed under the previous government is being questioned.
This is especially so after two opposition federal lawmakers – Datuk Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid (PN-Kuala Kangsar) and Datuk Suhaili Abdul Rahman (PN-Labuan) declared their support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in hopes that they would gain constituency allocation.
Both are from Bersatu.
Where constituency allocation is concerned, Anwar had made it clear that Perikatan Nasional has to negotiate with Deputy Prime Minister II Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.
The strange thing is, PN appointed their representatives but they have so far failed to initiate negotiations with Fadillah.
As a result of that, many analysts are raising the issue over the anti-hopping law.
This is because while Dzulkarnain and Suhaili declared their support for Anwar, they have also chose to remain in Bersatu.
If the opposition in the previous government was able to negotiate, what is keeping Tan Sri Mahiaddin Yassin (PN-Pagoh), Tan Sri Hadi Awang (PN-Marang) and Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin (PN-Larut) from following the precedent?
No thanks to their inaction, laws created to ensure a stable government is being scrutinised.
The trio mentioned above are lawmakers, just like every other member of the Dewan Rakyat.
Hence, this is a strange case of lawmakers mocking the very law that they made.