Home Coalitions Clean and Fair Elections Bersih 2.0 condemns party switching

Bersih 2.0 condemns party switching

How should MPs behave in Parliament?

Join us on Telegram and Instagram for the latest.

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) is concerned with the current political situation where several elected representatives are switching parties.

Bersih 2.0 would like to state our position on the issue, as follows:

Bersih 2.0 is against party switching by elected representatives after elections. This is against the principle of elections where representatives were chosen by voters on the basis of their party affiliations, principles, and manifestos.

If elected representatives wish to change their position with regard to the party that they represent, they must resign and vacate their respective constituencies and allow voters to decide their choice of new representative.

As for Sarawak, in the 2016 state election, Sarawak voters gave their mandate to BN to form the state government. Any changes of position or coalition in the state should be done via a fresh election process.

Bersih 2.0 steering committee

Thanks for dropping by! The views expressed in Aliran's media statements and the NGO statements we have endorsed reflect Aliran's official stand. Views and opinions expressed in other pieces published here do not necessarily reflect Aliran's official position.

Our voluntary writers work hard to keep these articles free for all to read. But we do need funds to support our struggle for Justice, Freedom and Solidarity. To maintain our editorial independence, we do not carry any advertisements; nor do we accept funding from dubious sources. If everyone reading this was to make a donation, our fundraising target for the year would be achieved within a week. So please consider making a donation to Persatuan Aliran Kesedaran Negara, CIMB Bank account number 8004240948.
Notify of
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x