Hajiji and Speaker Datuk Seri Kadzim M Yahya together with Cabinet ministers and government elected representatives before the pre-council meeting at Menara Kinabalu here today.
KOTA KINABALU: The Gabungan Rakyat Sabah-led (GRS) State Government will table the Anti-Hopping Bill at the four-day State Legislative Assembly sitting beginning tomorrow, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Haji Noor.
He said that contrary to allegations by the Opposition, the State Government has not purposely delay the tabling of the Bill to curb state elected representative from switching sides.
The Anti-Hopping Law involves amendment to the State Constitution and this requires approval from the Head of State and King before it can be tabled in the State Legislative Assembly, he said in his opening remarks at the pre-council meeting here Sunday.
“So, it is not true as claimed by the Opposition that we are purposely delaying it. We have to comply with procedures,” he said.
The Chief Minister said the State Constitution Amendment Bill needs a two-third majority in the State Assembly in order to be passed.
“I am confident that the Bill will get the full support from the GRS and Pakatan Harapan members.
“I also urge the Opposition representatives to support the Bill, since they have also advocated for the Anti-Hopping Law to be passed in Sabah,” he said.
The State Constitution Amendment Bill is among four Bills to be tabled in the first meeting of the fourth term of the State Assembly from May 22 to May 25.
After the pre-council meeting, the Chief Minister attended the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations hosted by Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) at the Hakka Hall and Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) at Raia Hotel, here.