Malaysia’s Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim at parliament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: AP
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim at parliament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: AP
Malaysia

Malaysia opposition wants by-elections after some MPs back PM Anwar, triggering landmark law

  • Legislation to ban party-hopping means a parliament seat will become vacant if a lawmaker ceases to be a member of his party – requiring a fresh election
  • The law was triggered when four Sabah members of parliament broke ranks and sat on Anwar’s government bench during the December 19 parliament session

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim at parliament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: AP
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim at parliament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: AP
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