15 May 2018
Harapan suit against ROS fixed for hearing on July 12
The hearing of Pakatan Harapan’s judicial review application against the Registrar of Societies (ROS) to compel ROS to register it as a formal coalition has now been fixed on July 12.
The case will be heard at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur before Justice Azizah Nawawi.
The High Court deputy registrar announced the date when the matter came up for case management today.
Harapan’s lawyers Michelle Ng and Joanne Chua confirmed the date when contacted by Malaysiakini.
At the last session on April 5, the hearing on merits of the case was postponed after Harapan lawyers indicated that they would file a contempt proceeding against ROS director-general Surayati Ibrahim who earlier in the day announced that a component of the coalition, Bersatu, had been served with a Section 14(5) notice under the Societies Act for temporary dissolution.
However, Chua said they have yet to file the contempt papers and will proceed with the hearing.
14 May 2018
ROS chief: I’m still on duty as usual
Registrar of Societies (ROS) chief Surayati Ibrahim said she is still conducting her duty as per usual.
This was because she has yet to receive any instructions from the new Pakatan Harapan government.
“I have not been instructed on any actions, and to date, I am still carrying out my duties as usual,” she was quoted as saying by Utusan Malaysia.
Surayati also granted Umno an extension for its party election, beyond the term allowed by the Umno constitution.
As a result, Umno had set the party election to be held on April 19, 2019.
Umno elections are held triennially, with the last election results being announced on Oct 20, 2013.
This would mean that the next election should have been held by Oct 20, 2016, at the latest.
However, as the Umno constitution allowed for an 18-month extension, the term of the office bearers expired on April 19, 2018.
7 April 2018
Dr M wants ROS, EC chiefs publicly shamed for doing Najib’s ‘dirty work’
GE14 | Pakatan Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants the heads of the Registrar of Societies and Election Commission to be shamed in newspapers and social media.
He said this is to show the world that they had carried out Umno president Najib Abdul Razak’s “dirty work.”
“We want to advertise in papers around the world, through social media and so on, the pictures of this (ROS chief) Surayati Ibrahim, and, what’s his name, the chairperson of the Election Commission (Hashim Abdullah).
“We will put an arrow to show, these are the humans doing Najib’s dirty work.
“Let the whole world know that because of dedak (bribes), or more than that, they are willing to deny the rights of Malaysians,” he said at a fundraiser in Muar this evening.
Mahathir also reiterated his vow to remain defiant in the face of any restrictions imposed on Bersatu or Harapan, and urged others to do the same.
“I dare Najib and the government come with the police and arrest everyone. Arrest nine million Malaysians.
“Only then can Najib win the election, but it will not be a valid victory as a large number of Malaysians did not get to exercise their rights to vote,” he said.
Pakatan must get approval for logo, says EC
PUTRAJAYA: Pakatan Harapan needs the consent of the Election Commission for its plan to use a common logo for all four members of the alliance, EC chairman Mohd Hashim Abdullah said today.
He said the commission had yet to receive official notice of Pakatan Harapan’s plans and had only known of it from news reports.
He said the power to approve the use of symbols rested with the EC. “The commission must give approval, whether they want to use a new logo or similar such matters.
Last night, Pakatan Harapan chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the alliance would use Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s oval eye symbol.
Hashim explained that political parties were registered under the Registrar of Societies, after which they should refer to the Election Commission. “If use of the symbol does not offend regulations, it would be approved,” he said.
5 April 2018
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.