Let us echo the call of Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang, to implement an Anti-party hopping now together with the abolishment of the requirement of any MP who resign to wait 5 years before he/she can stand for election again. Previously, the Barisan Nasional has tempted MPs from the opposition to hop over to the BN with promises of rewards and positions. That was how they ended up ruling Sabah after it fell to the opposition. Now that they are facing this threat of BN MPs hoping over to Pakatan Rakyat, they are making calls for BN MPs who hop over to Pakatan Rakyat to resign.
Good, I support that, but change the rule that forces such MP who want to hop to wait 5 years for re-election to the rule that make it a requirement for MPs who want to hop to resign and immediately stand for a by-election. I am sure all Malaysians are looking forward to more free and fair by-elections.