The Sheraton Move came as a shock.
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad lost his majority when a small faction of PKR, led by Azmin Ali, defected from the party, teamed up with Bersatu (which was also part of the Pakatan Harapan coalition), and formed a new coalition with Barisan Nasional, Pas, Gabungan Parti Sarawak and others to form a new government.
Since then, there have been calls for a law to prevent such defections – to put it simply, a law that would prevent elected representatives from switching parties.
Things gained momentum when Pakatan Harapan signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ismail Sabri-led government last September, in which one of the key terms was the tabling of a law to prevent party defections.
But where are we at right now, when it comes to this law? BFM speaks to Bersih chairma Thomas Fann to unpack the issue
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