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Vacant exco posts bait for party-hopping

PENANG, 11 Feb 2009: The Perak state government has been accused of keeping four executive council (exco) posts vacant as bait to lure state assemblypersons from the Pakatan Rakyat to defect. Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng also claimed that the appointment of only six exco members was irresponsible because the task of managing a […]

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Guan Eng: DAP against party-hopping

PENANG, 10 Feb 2009: The DAP today made its stand clear that it was against party-hopping by elected representatives. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the party had never ceased asking for an ‘anti-hopping’ law — even when Pakatan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced the supposed crossover of Barisan Nasional (BN) […]

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Let’s have a fresh election: PAS

KOTA BARU, 1 Feb 2009: PAS today suggested that parliament be dissolved to pave the way for a fresh election. Its vice-president Datuk Husam Musa said calling for fresh polls would be a better option than introducing the anti-party hopping law. He said it was pointless for Umno to introduce the provision just to stop […]

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Allow party-hopping reps to recontest seats

BUTTERWORTH, 28 Jan 2009: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng wants the government to allow elected representatives who want to switch parties to be given a chance to recontest their seats if the proposed anti-party hopping law is implemented. Lim, who is also Penang Chief Minister, said the condition was aimed at enabling the elected representative […]

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