23 April 2018
Bersatu granted stay against ROS dissolution order
Bersatu was today granted leave by the Kuala Lumpur High Court for merits of its challenge against a provisional dissolution order by the Registrar of Societies (ROS) to be heard in full.
The court also granted the party a stay of the provisional dissolution order against it given by ROS director-general Surayati Ibrahim on April 5.
With leave granted, the full merits of Bersatu’s judicial challenge including nullifying any decision by the ROS to dissolve the party can now be heard.
Bersatu lawyer Rosli Dahlan confirmed when contacted that leave and a stay had been granted.
He said Justice Azizah Nawawi had ruled that Bersatu secretary-general Shahruddin Mohd Salleh had shown that there was an arguable case.
Bersatu had submitted that Section 14(5) Societies Act could only be invoked if the particulars are not furnished within the specified time, in compliance with the ROS letter dated Feb 28.
“In the present case, however, Shahruddin takes the position that the party had furnished the particulars in writing and within time vide its letter dated March 27, March 29 and March 30.
“The applicant takes the position that the ROS acted ultra vires and literally abused her powers when she issued the Section 14(5) notice which provisionally dissolved Bersatu in the wake of the general election,” said the court.
In granting the stay, the court said if the stay was not granted and Bersatu remains provisionally dissolved, it may cause irreparable damage to the political party in its attempt to provide an alternative choice to voters.
“As such, I am of the considered opinion that the ROS decision dated April 5 must be stayed pending the disposal of the substantive application (i.e. merits),” Justice Azizah said.
6 April 2018
Dr Mahathir unveils Plan B…
Dr M: Pribumi members will not join other parties
KUALA LUMPUR: Members of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia will not join other component parties in Pakatan Harapan following its temporary disbandment, says party chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad…
“They won’t join any (parties) because they were our members… But, if we are legal, we will claim they are ours,” he told reporters at a press conference in his office at Yayasan al-Bukhary on Friday (April 6).
The former prime minister said Pribumi members would instead contest as independent candidates in the coming polls, under a common logo used by Pakatan Harapan.
“If they say we are illegal, then we can’t say we are from Pribumi. But the 52 seats still belong to us – not Pribumi, but the group that was formerly Pribumi.
“Each one of them can contest as individuals and of course, they can use the logo which will be announced tomorrow (April 7) night.”
Pribumi is set to contest 52 seats, followed by PKR (51), DAP (35) and Parti Amanah Negara (27) in the coming polls.
PETALING JAYA: PPBM has gone to court to challenge the provisional deregistration order issued by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) yesterday.
It has filed a judicial review application at the Kuala Lumpur High Court, seeking among others an order that the RoS declaration on the interim suspension of PPBM through a media statement is illegal.
It also wants the court to stop the RoS from taking any unlawful action that prevents the existence of PPBM as a valid political party.
The application was filed yesterday afternoon, soon after the RoS issued a letter to the PPBM secretariat and following the press conference announcing its decision to ground the party.
However, PPBM which is led by Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has to obtain leave from the court before the merit of its complaints can be heard.
According to court documents sighted by FMT, the leave application has been fixed before Kamaludin Md Said for 9am on April 16.
5 April 2018
Take our party away and there’ll be another, vows Bersatu’s Saddiq
Bersatu leaders remain defiant after the Registrar of Societies (ROS) today slapped the party with a provisional dissolution order, which will become permanent within 30 days if its demands are not met.
However, Bersatu Youth chief Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman said this will not be the end for the party.
“Our party is only a vehicle for the people’s use. Deregister one, and we will rise again with another,” he said in a statement posted on Facebook.
The provisional dissolution order comes just a day before a widely speculated dissolution of Parliament tomorrow, which will pave the way to the 14th general election.
“Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak can declare our party illegal at the last minute before Parliament is dissolved but it will not stop the people’s wave,” he said.
Meanwhile, Bersatu strategy and policy bureau chief Rais Hussin said the party had prepared to deal with the deregistration.
“We have our own specific plans. The angst of the people will just multiply exponentially,” he said.
RoS temporarily deregisters PPBM (Updated)
Last updated on 5 April 2018 – 05:07pm
PUTRAJAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) has been temporarily deregistered by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) for failing to furnish the
minutes of meetings of its divisions and branches by the stipulated deadline.
Its director-general Surayati Ibrahim said the decision which was taken under Section 14 (5) of the Societies Act 1996 takes effect from Thursday.
“We have delivered the notice to PPBM secretary-general at 12.30pm, today (today),” she told reporters at the RoS headquarters, here.
The temporary deregistration of the party, she said will take effect for 30 days where PPBM would not be allowed to conduct any activities nor use its logo and name during the period.
Surayati said the Umno-splinter party will be given 30 days to appeal as well as submit all the required documents and information or risk full deregistration
should it fail to do so.
She said it would be against the law for PPBM to continue with its activities and use its logo or name but refused to divulge the specifics.
Another Trojan horse?
2 January 2018
Temerloh Bersatu chief lodges RoS report over inaugural AGM
THE Registrar of Societies (RoS) has been urged to conduct investigations into Bersatu’s first annual general meeting on Saturday for allegedly not being held according to the party’s constitution.
Temerloh Bersatu division chief Amerus Che Onn said the AGM was a self-serving event as it fought only for the interests of a certain individual, and there was no initiative to resolve the crisis in the party itself.
“Delegates were not elected according to the party’s constitution. There was no assembly at the branch and divisional levels to elect the delegates attending the first AGM.
“Additionally, the assembly for the Youth and women’s wings was also not held.
“I feel cheated. This is why I am calling on RoS to investigate the matter,” he told reporters after lodging a report at the RoS headquarters in Putrajaya today.
On Saturday, Bersatu held its inaugural AGM, which was attended by 941 delegates from 137 divisions, in Shah Alam after being given a warning by RoS.
23 June 2017
Trojan horse? Fifth columnist?
PPBM member lodges MACC report against Tun Mahathir, children; alleges they head 500 companies
SHAH ALAM: A Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) member lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today, urging an investigation into the source of wealth amassed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his family.
Shah Alam PPBM committee member Wan Mohammad Ashraf Nasjaruddin alleges that the wealth accumulated by the former premier and party chairman raises suspicions and repeated demands for answers as to its origins have been ignored.
He claims that searches have revealed that close to 500 companies are registered under Tun Mahathir and four of his children’s names.
Wan Mohammad asserts that 16 companies are under Tun Mahathir’s name, 29 are under his daughter Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir’s name, 156 are under Tan Sri Mirzan Mahathir’s name, 158 are under Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir’s name, and 126 are under Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir’s name.
“The rakyat need to know if Dr Mahathir is a clean or corrupt leader. I urge MACC to kick-start an investigation (into) him and his children immediately. The investigations must be carried out transparently and fairly before the general election is called so that the people can judge Dr Mahathir and his children for themselves.
“If Dr Mahathir is proven to be corrupt, action must be taken against him, regardless of his age and his position as a statesman. I used to look up to Dr Mahathir as my idol, but now my trust and confidence in him has faded. I did not care about his wealth until I joined the party, which claims to be transparent and anti-graft.
“After joining PPBM, I spent day and night with party members who raised this matter. Then I realised that Dr Mahathir’s and his children’s wealth are questionable. That was when I knew this matter must be investigated by MACC,” said Wan Mohammad.
9 June 2017
Pakatan dismisses ‘leadership lineup’ supposedly mooted by PPBM
Pakatan Harapan chief secretary Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said PPBM president, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had, during the Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting today, denied that the list came from PPBM.
Asked to confirm whether the list was discussed in the meeting, PPBM deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir said: “I’m confirming that it is not necessarily the same structure.”
Meanwhile, Dr Wan Azizah said the opposition pact’s leadership lineup would be announced “latest by next week”.
“We have discussed the matter thoroughly, we will announce the lineup latest by next week and send the list to the Registrar of Societies as well,” she said.
Pakatan Harapan’s initial proposal had placed Dr Wan Azizah as chair of the federal Opposition coalition, together with Muhyiddin, Mohamad and Lim as the vice chairmen.
PPBM’s proposal, however, retained PKR’s Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and DAP vice president M. Kulasegaran as Pakatan Harapan secretary-general and treasurer respectively.
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PPBM wants Dr M, Muhyiddin to head Pakatan Harapan
Here is Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s purported proposed Pakatan Harapan Leadership lineup.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 ― Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) has proposed that its leaders Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin be appointed Pakatan Harapan’s chairman and president, with PKR’s Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as adviser.
In PPBM’s proposal for the official Pakatan Harapan presidential council lineup, the less-than-a-year-old party suggested that PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah be the Opposition pact’s deputy chair, PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali as Pakatan Harapan deputy president, and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu as the coalition’s vice presidents.
“This is the format put forward by Bersatu,” a Pakatan Harapan leader told Malay Mail Online on condition of anonymity.
The source claimed that the DAP and Amanah were unhappy with PPBM’s proposed Pakatan Harapan leadership lineup amid the coalition’s efforts to formally register with the Registrar of Societies, ahead of the 14th general election due by August next year.
Malay Mail Online understands that the Pakatan Harapan presidential council’s meeting this morning will discuss PPBM’s proposal.
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26 September 2016
Pendaftaran ahli BERSATU secara online boleh dilakukan di http://www.bersatu.org
23 September 2016
Umno hit by ‘first wave’ of defections to Bersatu
A group of 110 Selangor Umno grassroots members announced last night that they are joining the splinter Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).
The members, from Serdang, Kapar and Kota Damansara, handed in their membership forms to Bersatu at an event hosted by former Kedah menteri besar Mukhriz Mahathir in Shah Alam.
10 September 2016
Will he join Bersatu?
Gelang Patah Umno permanent chairperson leaves party
Gelang Patah Umno permanent chairperson has announced his resignation from the Malay party during his speech at the division’s delegate meeting earlier today.
Baharom was a founding member of Gelang Patah Umno division which he founded in 1994 and was an assemblyperson from 1995 to 2004.
“Umno now is no longer the party for Malays but has become the property of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, and cannot be salvaged any more,” he wrote further.
Registering as third member of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia. May Allah SWT bless
#AWANInews Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia terima sijil kelulusan pendaftaran http://www.astroawani.com/berita-politik/parti-pribumi-bersatu-malaysia-terima-sijil-kelulusan-pendaftaran-116336 …
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia officially registered | theSundaily
PETALING JAYA: The Registrar of Societies (RoS) has officially approved the registration of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), an Umno splinter party slated to go against Barisan Nasional in the next general election.
The approval was granted after a meeting between the RoS and PPBM’s founding members in Putrajaya.
Party president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin thanked the RoS and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for the registration, which was approved in the period of 30 days from the date of application.
Muhyiddin however stated that RoS stood by its position to not allow the party to be promoted as “Bersatu”, adding that amendments were also made to the party’s official logo.
“We are not really happy that we are not allowed to use Bersatu as acronym. RoS argued that there are other parties using the same word,” he said.
“However, we do not want to dispute and will comply with the RoS,” he told reporters when met at the RoS office after the meeting.
Also present were former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and former Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (BERSATU) telah diluluskan. Pendaftaran ahli akan diumumkan tidak lama lagi.
14 August 2016
1MDB ibarat ‘bom atom’, keluh Umno Shah Alam http://dlvr.it/M24GTB
1MDB hit us like an atomic bomb, laments Shah Alam Umno chief
Shah Alam Umno chief Zahari Shaari has lamented that the 1MDB issue has hit the party like an “atomic bomb”
He said this in appealing to the Umno leadership to quickly resolve the issue at the opening of the Umno Shah Alam division meeting which was officiated by acting party deputy president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
“This has hit us like an atomic bomb… Please resolve it quickly,” he said at Dewan Seri Budiman, Universiti Institut Teknologi Mara in Shah Alam today.
This was at the top of Zahari’s list of items which he said the party had to resolve.
He also highlighted urban concerns, including the rising cost of living due to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the scaling back of subsidies.
13 August 2016
Big Blue sees red over Uber, Grab legalisation
KUALA LUMPUR — One of Malaysia’s taxi operators, Big Blue Taxi Services, threatened yesterday to give its full support to the new political party backed by former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, if the government does not review its decision to legalise ride-sharing firms Uber and Grab.
Big Blue Taxi Services founder and adviser Shamsubahrin Ismail said cab drivers would no longer support the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition if it could not protect their rice bowl.
“This approval is a no-go for me. For the taxi industry, no-go, we will fight all the way. If Uber is legalised by the end of this year, we will 100 per cent support the new party, which is Parti Pribumi (Bersatu Malaysia),” he said.
The government had said the inclusion of Uber and Grab services was essential for the transformation of the taxi industry and the people. Currently, there are about 77,000 registered taxi drivers in Malaysia, while there are no official statistics on the number of Uber and Grab car drivers.
Malaysia’s taxi associations have been unhappy with the emergence of ride-sharing services, claiming they suffer big losses and face unfair competition as the services remain unregulated while conventional cabbies face restrictions by law.
Mr Shamsubahrin, who previously accused Uber and Grab of “stealing business” from legitimate taxi drivers, said yesterday that cabbies cannot “rely on BN anymore”.
He expressed hope that Mr Muhyiddin Yassin, who is expected to lead the new party, will support and transform the taxi industry, which he described as “already crippled”. Former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin submitted an application to register Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia on Tuesday. AGENCIES
12 August 2016
Stop undermining Bersatu, warns Ibrahim Ali
If Bersatu poses no threat to other parties, he asks why so many are issuing all sorts of statements.
PETALING JAYA: Ibrahim Ali, president of Malay rights group Perkasa, today cautioned local politicians and academicians against being too arrogant in undermining their opponents, while warning that in politics, anything was possible.
He was referring to the varied statements in the media regarding the formation of the new party mooted by former Premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
On Tuesday, former Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin applied for registration of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu). Muhyiddin is the party’s pro-tem president and Mahathir, its chairman.
“If Bersatu is seen as having no impact on other parties and considered a splinter party that won’t last or one that would die after the 14th General Election, why then is there a need to make assumptions and issue all sorts of statements to the media?
“A few have even objected to the use of the name ‘Bersatu’. One by one, excuses and pressures have been highlighted.
He also warned political leaders against belittling members of the public who knew better what they wanted and praised the “rational” words of Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin as well as Umno Supreme Council member Bung Mokhtar Radin.
“Their statements are clearly mature and logical. They are much better than the reviews of other politicians and academicians.”
We want to save M’sia from Najib, join us: Bersatu’s founding seven
In an open letter, Bersatu’s founding seven members explained the reasons the party was created, which is to save Malaysia from Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
Although still waiting for approval from the Registrar of Societies (ROS), they however provided a list of their objectives for the nation, which reads like an election manifesto, and urged Malaysians to join them in the struggle.
The seven noted how Malaysia’s rapid development and administration served as examples to other third world nations and her people were respected abroad.
However, the scenario, according to them, is now different.
At present, the seven claimed Malaysia is known for its widespread corruption and for having a deplorable finance minister.
“We also have a prime minister who is being investigated because there is a big possibility of (his) involvement in money laundering amounting to billions.
“1MDB has lost billions of ringgit. At the same time, Najib had RM2.6 billion in his personal bank accounts,” read the letter, which was published on Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s blog.
The seven also noted that the national debt had risen to billions of ringgit.
10 August 2016
MCA: Unlike ‘racist’ Parti Pribumi, BN’s component parties have equal say
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 ― Non-Bumiputera component parties in Barisan Nasional (BN) have more say than associate members in Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Parti Pribumi), MCA said today.
Religious Harmony Bureau chairman Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker added it was “racist” of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his team to accept non-Bumiputera members who have no rights to vote or contest for positions within the party.
“It is sad and pathetic to think that we have actually come to this level whereby leaders unashamedly played on the race card and discriminated others by race by reducing them to mere associate members,” Ti said in a statement.
“If this is not racist, I wonder what is? At least BN consists components of multi-racial parties with equal say within the party towards building consensus.”
Dr M’s new party gets roasted on Twitterjaya
Instead of being toasted, the new Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) was roasted on social media yesterday, particularly by the netizens of ‘Twitterjaya’, the name with which Malaysian Twitter users anointed their particular perch on the World Wide Web.
Registration papers for the party, which is the vehicle former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad intends to use to derail Umno and democratically bring down the administration of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, were filed with the Registrar of Societies by its pro-tem president former DPM Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday.
However, revelations that it’s membership will only be open to bumiputeras sparked some unrest among those who hoped that Bersatu would be a vehicle for reform, more than a manifestation of Mahathir’s will or ‘revenge’, or a carbon copy of Umno, so to speak.
Twitter user @saladinMY rapped the party for being hypocritical: “Either you call yourself unashamedly a Malay party or a multiracial party. No such thing as Malay party using non-Malays in some positions.”
Another user, @syahredzan, said Bersatu “sounds like B1 to me, which was the moniker that the MACC used. How ironic.”
Another Twitter user, @Kalimullah calls it the “Same old bullshit” while re-tweeting the Malaysiakini article on other races can also be associate members in Dr M’s ‘bumi only’ party.
The Twitter account @The_Mamu accused Bersatu of having neither vision, ideology nor a programme, except for being an anti-Najib attack dog.
“Tak ada gagasan, tak ada ideologi, tak ada program, kecuali serang Najib Razak. Etnosentrik pula. Bodoh mana nak bagi kerusi kt hangpa?” the user wrote.
Do not underestimate Muhyiddin’s new party, warns Khairy
Umno Youth chief says this is because the new party consists of experienced former Umno politicians.
KUALA LUMPUR: The new political party formed by former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad should not be taken lightly.
Umno Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin said this was because those behind the party, including its president, former Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, had extensive experience in the political arena, as well as in the administration of the country.
Mahathir is set to be the chairman.
“The new party was formed by former senior figures in Umno, including a former prime minister and deputy prime minister. Not to mention, the target of the new party for its membership are existing Umno members,” the Youth and Sports Minister told a press conference here today.
9 August 2016
Muhyiddin to register Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia tomorrow
Former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin is set to register his new political party tomorrow, dubbed Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.
This was confirmed by a source close to Muhyiddin, who said the party will be known as Bersatu in short.
Meanwhile, an invitation has gone out to the media announcing that Muhyiddin will personally hand in the registration documents tomorrow afternoon.
The former Umno deputy president will hand in the documents to the Registrar of Societies in Putrajaya.
If the party is successfully registered, it will be a splinter of Umno and its core members are expected to likely comprise former Umno members.
Muhyiddin was to submit the new party’s registration documents last week but was delayed due to corrections to the registration form.
Muhyiddin is expected to be the party’s president while former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is expected to be its chairperson.