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.
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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.
Currently, Pakatan Harapan and its allies Warisan and Upko have a total of 139 seats in the Dewan Rakyat. They are nine seats shy of a two-thirds majority needed for constitutional amendments.
Collectively, BN and PAS currently have 59 seats. The second-largest opposition block is GPS with 18 MPs, followed by GBS with 3 MPs.
The two independent MPs Anifah Aman (Kimanis) and Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal (Bukit Gantang) have not declared their support for any coalition.
Immediately after GE14, Umno emerged as the single party with the most MPs in Parliament at 54. Currently, at 38, they rank third after PKR and DAP.
*STAR forms Gabungan Bersatu Sabah with PBRS and PBS.
Two other BN component parties - MCA and MIC - have two and one MP repsectively.
There were three MPs who won their seats during GE14 as independents - Larry Sng (Julau), P Prabakaran (Batu) and Jugah Ak Muyang (Lubok Antu) - but joined PKR immediately after GE14.
Upko, now alligned with Warisan has one MP - Wilfred Madius Tangau (Tuaran).
Of the 17 MPs who have quit Umno so far, 14 have joined Bersatu and one joined Warisan. All current independent MPs are formerly from Umno.