Hajiji: State Government not purposely delaying Anti-Hop Law

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KOTA KINABALU: The Gabungan Rakyat Sabah-led State Government will table the
Anti-Hop law at the four-day State Assembly sitting beginning tomorrow, said Chief
Minister Datuk Seri Panglima 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-Hop 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 on 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-Hop 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
Sabah (Star) at Raia Hotel.

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