Lee Long Hui, 15 Feb 2019 ()
The dust may have settled on the 14th general election (GE14), but the seating arrangement in Parliament is constantly changing due to BN’s disintegration.
BN won 79 seats during GE14. Now, they are left with 41 after a string of floor crossings, either to the ruling coalition’s bench or another section of the opposition bench.
In an effort to help readers keep track of changing allegiances and the current balance of power, Malaysiakini is recording all the defections on this page.
This chart shows when MPs switched allegiances, sorted by date of the initial switch. You can view the changes by region - Peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak.
(Click Tap on each circle for more details)
The biggest casualty in terms of defections so far is Umno, which has lost 17 MPs. Five of them are from Sabah.
Prior to Umno’s leadership election in June 2018, two MPs from Perak - Noor Azmi Ghazali (Bagan Serai) and Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal (Bukit Gantang) - were the first to leave Umno and BN.
Both cited dissatisfaction with how the party elections were being run.