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Recall election vs anti-party defections law: Which is better?

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A law to curb party defections or a recall election law? Which is better in deterring party defections? What are the pros and cons of both?

As the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the government and Pakatan Harapan includes the agreement to adopt an anti-defections or related law, and the attorney general has been instructed to prepare a bill, it is essential to have a better understanding of both laws.

The speakers explore the best viable alternatives.

Panel members:

  • Azalina Othman Said, Pengerang MP
  • Madius Tangau, Tuaran MP
  • Sim Tze Tzin, Bayan Baru MP
  • Prof Wong Chin Huat, political scientist

Moderator: Dr Abdul Halim Yusof, deputy chairperson, Bersih 2.0

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