Sabah Needs 3 In 1 Reform Package To Stop Political Crisis


 



 Bersih reminds all Malaysians, especially Sabahans, that the political crisis in Sabah will not end with the exodus of the three Warisan assemblypersons to become independent and support Sabah Chief Minister Hajiji Noor.
Bersih opines that the main problem with party hopping in Sabah is how an assemblyperson's function is seen as a ‘human ATM’ and this can only be resolved in the long-term by a 3-in-1 reform package, namely anti-hopping law and fixed-term legislature ordinance, an equitable constituency development fund (CDF) ordinance, and Sabah state assembly reforms.
In the current situation, independent assemblypersons do not have a real role as legislators or policymakers, and they heavily depend on CDF to develop their constituency and address welfare issues, thus winning the support of their voters.
As ministers (at the state or federal level) are given much larger allocations than the government backbenchers, and opposition assemblypersons receive nothing, this becomes a strong incentive for opposition assemblypersons to hop to the government side.
Not only that, government backbenchers or even ministers may try to overthrow his/her government with the hope of being appointed as a minister with significantly more resources.
As witnessed in the past, many Sabahan assemblypersons that hopped parties were subsequently re-elected. They are seen as able to bring more allocations and remunerations - namely development and welfare - into their constituency.
Eleven out of 17 assemblypersons who party hopped between May 2018 and July 2020 were returned to their seats during the Sabah state polls in September 2020.
It is clear that the federal legislation of the anti-hopping law at the state level is insufficient to deter or avoid party or coalition hopping.
When Mohammad Mohamarin (N1 Banggi), Chong Chen Bin (N4 Tanjong Kapor) and Norazlinah Arif (N63 Kunak) hopped parties, Warisan lost nine of their 23 seats, (almost 40 percent) that they won in the 2020 state election.
The reason the three of them left was ostensible to provide better services to their constituents and put a stop to political polemics threatening the state government’s stability.
This hopping is not surprising, coming on the heels of the unsuccessful attempt by Warisan and Umno to overthrow the Hajiji-led government. They were driven by the desire to seize government positions and more resources.
Bersih is emphatic that institutional reforms in Sabah should not be delayed any longer and must be implemented immediately to cease the political turmoil.
Political will
The 3-in-1 reform package needs political will to reconcile competing parties in the Sabah state assembly, which are also partners in the federal government:
1. Anti-hopping law and fixed-term legislature ordinance
i. The anti-hopping law implemented at the federal level needs to be passed at the state level, but cannot be wholly copied. While an assemblyperson who party-hops either to other parties or to become independent will lose his/her seat automatically under the law, a clause should be added to automatically vacate the seat of those who do not support confidence and supply motions (Budget Bill).
ii. A recall procedure needs to be included in the anti-hopping law to cover issues of dismissal besides a lack of support for confidence and supply motions, coalition hopping and other reasonable ground for voters to recall their representatives and trigger a by-election.
iii. A strict definition of a loss of confidence in the state assembly through the fixed-term legislature ordinance which will require the state assembly to complete its term unless the government loses confidence or if the application for early dissolution is approved by two-thirds of the House.
2. Equitable constituency development fund ordinance
In the Sabah 2023 Budget, all government assemblypersons will receive RM3 million a year while the opposition gets nothing. This undemocratic practice is the biggest incentive for party hopping and must be stopped.
With this ordinance, all elected representatives will get funds in a transparent and accountable manner without any partisan discrimination.
3. State legislature reform
People tend to see assemblypersons as an ATM for them to get help simply because opposition assemblypersons and government backbenchers have no impact in shaping the content of bills or government policies.
To change this dynamic, the state assembly needs to establish special select committees, increase the number of meeting days and allocate special time for these assemblypersons so that they can act as a check and balance to the government.
Sabah assemblypersons need to support and push the state government to implement the stated reforms immediately so that its democratic institutions can run more professionally and be people-centric instead of being a stage for power struggles between the government and the opposition. - Mkini
The views expressed here are those of the author/contributor and do not necessarily represent the views of MMKtT.


Artikel ini hanyalah simpanan cache dari url asal penulis yang berkebarangkalian sudah terlalu lama atau sudah dibuang :

http://malaysiansmustknowthetruth.blogspot.com/2023/02/sabah-needs-3-in-1-reform-package-to.html

Kempen Promosi dan Iklan
Kami memerlukan jasa baik anda untuk menyokong kempen pengiklanan dalam website kami. Serba sedikit anda telah membantu kami untuk mengekalkan servis percuma aggregating ini kepada semua.

Anda juga boleh memberikan sumbangan anda kepada kami dengan menghubungi kami di sini
Education Sector In Crisis Needs Urgent Reforms Syed Saddiq

Education Sector In Crisis Needs Urgent Reforms Syed Saddiq

papar berkaitan - pada 15/2/2023 - jumlah : 92 hits
PARLIAMENT Weaknesses in the current education system have caused Malay parents from middle class families to enrol their children in private or international schools at a significantly higher cost according to Muda president Syed Saddiq Sy...
Ag Fails To Stop Challenge To Govt S Covid 19 Vaccination Programme

Ag Fails To Stop Challenge To Govt S Covid 19 Vaccination Programme

papar berkaitan - pada 8/2/2023 - jumlah : 113 hits
The Court of Appeal allowed a group of university staff and five teachers to challenge the government s directive compelling them to be vaccinated against Covid 19 PUTRAJAYA The attorney general has failed in his appeal to stop a group of U...
What Next Rafizi Stop Eating To Tackle Inflation

What Next Rafizi Stop Eating To Tackle Inflation

papar berkaitan - pada 7/2/2023 - jumlah : 91 hits
From Chester TanFrom the day the economic affairs minister began talking about inflation he has been talking without making sense I am afraid he will be a liability for Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and the present government First Rafizi sa...
No Law To Stop Public From Recording Raids Says Ex Igp

No Law To Stop Public From Recording Raids Says Ex Igp

papar berkaitan - pada 4/2/2023 - jumlah : 180 hits
Four people were arrested for using their phones to record a police raid on a record shop in Penang on Jan 28 PETALING JAYA There are no laws prohibiting the public from recording raids by authorities including the police says former inspec...
Hiburan Didakwa Cuba Hasut Rakyat Aeril Zafrel Nafi Ambil Job Berbayar Sokong Pn Stop La Fitnah Kami

Hiburan Didakwa Cuba Hasut Rakyat Aeril Zafrel Nafi Ambil Job Berbayar Sokong Pn Stop La Fitnah Kami

papar berkaitan - pada 3/2/2023 - jumlah : 161 hits
Pasangan selebriti terkenal dan didakwa mendapat bayaran daripada parti politik Perikatan Nasional sewaktu Pilihan Raya Umum ke 15 lalu Dakwaan itu dimuat naik oleh seorang pengguna Twitter dikenali sebagai Azrul Fitri menerusi ciapan di la...
Stop Using Agents To Recruit Foreign Workers Says Anwar

Stop Using Agents To Recruit Foreign Workers Says Anwar

papar berkaitan - pada 9/2/2023 - jumlah : 221 hits
Many foreign workers were charged high recruitment fees by third party agents PETALING JAYA Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim wants the home ministry to stop using agents to recruit foreign workers due to the higher costs involved For example fo...
Who Will Stop The Rogue Religious Fanatics

Who Will Stop The Rogue Religious Fanatics

papar berkaitan - pada 11/2/2023 - jumlah : 114 hits
To say that the teacher who allegedly a student to improve his chances of becoming a national footballer is a one off incident is not strictly true There have been several incidents in the past If you ve heard of Project Cinta the of the 19...
Patriot Pak Lebais Should Stop Sinful Acts Setting Poor Leadership Example

Patriot Pak Lebais Should Stop Sinful Acts Setting Poor Leadership Example

papar berkaitan - pada 16/2/2023 - jumlah : 83 hits
The greed and craving for political power have resulted in the Malay Islamic political party doing what is strictly forbidden in Islam although they must be aware that what they are doing is grossly wrong WHAT has gone terribly wrong with a...
Fixed Broadband Unity Package At Lowered Monthly Cost Of Rm69

Fixed Broadband Unity Package At Lowered Monthly Cost Of Rm69

papar berkaitan - pada 3/2/2023 - jumlah : 103 hits
The Fixed Broadband Unity Package introduced by the government is targeted to help the B40 group veterans the disabled and the elderly at lower prices said Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil He said the package was in line wit...
Tajuk Utama Minggu Ini Ytl Power Euforia Gabungan Axiata Inflasi Rendah Gdp 1q Wajib

Kenapa Bini Aku Tak Cantik

Rumah Terbuka Wld Raya 2024

Tutorial Cara Daftar Asb Online Dan Cara Semak Asb Guna Ic

Biodata Shalin Zulkifli Ratu Boling Tenpin Negara

Pramugari Malaysia Airlines Meninggal Dunia Tak Sempat Pulang Ke Tanah Air

Transit Aliran Automatik Di Putrajaya Percuma Selama Tiga Bulan

Flexibility In Business Operations



Info Dan Sinopsis Drama Berepisod Bunga Salju Slot Tiara Astro Ria

Info Dan Sinopsis Drama Berepisod Anggun Mikayla Viu Malaysia

Keputusan Markah Mingguan Senarai Lagu Tugasan The Hardest Singing Show Astro Malaysia

Biodata Syad Mutalib Pelakon Drama Berepisod Aku Bukan Ustazah TV3 Bunga Salju Astro Ria

Info Dan Sinopsis Filem Vina Sebelum 7 Hari 2024 Adaptasi Kisah Benar Kini Di Pawagam Malaysia


Sbdj Siri 201 Tak Dapat Kawal Perasaan

Panduan Pilih Ketam Segar

Perbanyakkan Niat Yang Baik

Sambut Birthday Maira

Declutter Your Life Minimalist Cabinetry Solutions

Zubir Khan Feat Ezra Kairo Omk Chord