14 January 2019
…Kayveas told reporters in CAMERON HIGHLANDS that his faction would be appealing against the decision within stipulated 30 day period.
“The minister can overrule the ROS if the minister disagreed with the decision,” he said. “I hope the minister will make a fair and just decision.”
The Registrar of Societies (ROS) has de-registered former BN component party MyPPP which had two factions claiming to be the rightful leaders.
The decision was conveyed in a letter to both factions, which was sighted by Malaysiakini.
One faction is led by former deputy minister M Kayveas, who claims the party is now independent. He also pledged his support for Pakatan Harapan in the Cameron Highlands by-election.
The other faction, led by another former deputy minister Maglin D’ Cruz, claims that MyPPP is still a BN-friendly party.
Contacted later, MyPPP secretary-general Simon Sabapathy confirmed that the party has been deregistered.
“Now the assets of the party goes to the insolvency department.
“We have to deal with the insolvency department to determine how the assets of the party are going to be addressed,” he told Malaysiakini.
He added that D’Cruz’s faction would hold a meeting to discuss the matter.
Sabapathy noted that on the positive side, Kayveas could no longer claim to be president following the deregistration.
“Whereas we, the legitimate supreme council, have a fair chance to be heard by the (home) minister (Muhyiddin Yassin) and the courts.
“If it goes to court for a judicial review, I am positive the outcome will favour us as we had followed proper procedures to sack Kayveas,” he said.
Previously, Kayveas was adamant that ROS recognised him as the rightful president and instructed him to meet with D’Cruz to “settle” the issue.
D’Cruz, however, denied this.
He claimed that Kayveas was the one who approached ROS with the proposal to settle the issue.
“We met three times, but nothing (came out of it). To me, the president’s seat is still empty,” he had told Malaysiakini.
CAMERON HIGHLANDS: MyPPP’s disputed president Tan Sri M. Kayveas will appeal the decision by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to de-register the party.
Kayveas confirmed that he is aware of the “red notice” served by RoS to deregister the party following a leadership tussle.
“I am aware about the red notice by RoS, although I have not received the hard copy. I expect to receive it by post over the next few days.
“Based on the law, we have 30 days to appeal the decision with the Minister of Home Affairs, and we will do it accordingly,” said Kayveas at a press conference here on Monday (Jan 14).