KUALA LUMPUR — Feb. 21, 2018: The Pakatan Harapan has filed an application for judicial review to obtain a court order to compel the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to respond to its application for registration as a coalition.
The application was filed today at the High Court registry here through the law firm of Messrs Gobind Singh Deo & Co. and named the RoS as respondent.
The application named Pakatan’s secretariat chief Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, Parti Amanah Negara deputy secretary-general Abang Ahmad Kerdee Abang Masagus and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia secretary-general Datuk Dr. Shahruddin Md. Salleh as applicants.
According to the application, the decision by the RoS not to register Pakatan Harapan as a coalition, or to respond to Pakatan’s most recent letter dated February 6, went against the statutory expectations of the applicants and was mala fide.
Pakatan Harapan also applied for a mandamus order to compel the RoS to register it as a coalition under the Societies Act.
According to an affidavit filed with the application, Abang Ahmad Kerdee said an application for registration was made on July 28 last year but said the RoS had not responded despite several letters been sent to it and Home Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi .
Abang Kerdee said if Pakatan Harapan was not registered as an official coalition, election candidates from its component parties — DAP, PKR, Amanah and PPBM — would not be able to use the pact’s logo in the coming general elections. — Bernama