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    Warisan calls for special Sabah assembly sitting to implement anti-party hopping law

    THE STAR – Parti Warisan will send a letter to the Sabah government to call for a special state assembly sitting to expedite the implementation of the anti-party hopping law at state level.

    Warisan President Mohd Shafie Apdal said the party had agreed to this during the annual general meeting last Saturday saying that Sabah once had a similar law before.

    “Sabah had a law against party hopping which was gazetted during Parti Bersatu Sabah’s (PBS) time in 1985, but it was revoked in 1995.

    “We want it back, but refined them so that it is tandem with the law passed by Parliament.

    “So we have agreed to send letter to Chief Minister Hajiji Noor as well as the state legislative assembly to call for a special sitting as soon as possible if they really want to practice clean politics and avoid hopping here and there,” he said in his closing speech.

    Parti Warisan president Mohd Shafie Apdal. PHOTO: THE STAR

    Mohd Shafie also reminded delegates to be active on the ground in their respective areas even if they do not know when 15th General Election (GE15) will take place.

    “Don’t wait for elections to come – we will return to our own areas and ensure we are prepared,” he said.

    Meanwhile, Permanent Party Chairman Karim Bujang, when announcing the 20 newly-elected supreme council members (AMT), said two-day polling process was incident free.

    Among those voted in were Bongawan assemblyman Dr Daud Yusof, Darau assemblyman Azhar Matussin and Papar Member of Parliament Ahmad Hassan.

    “For those who did not win today, don’t feel bad because some people have been waiting even longer for the chance to be picked.

    “We have every chance to win in the coming elections, if we forget any internal grouses and seek a solution within the party,” said Karim.

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