PUTRAJAYA – November 20, 2017: The Home Ministry has told Pakatan Harapan (PH) that its registration was delayed due to breaches by coalition members Pribumi Bersatu and DAP.
This was related by PH chairman Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to reporters today after a meeting with Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim.
Mahathir, who was initially scheduled to meet Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to discussed the matter, said he was disappointed for not being informed of the problem. He also expressed disappointment that Zahid was not at today’s meeting.
“I was disappointed that he (Zahid) did not attend. This is more so because the final decision will be made by him.
“However, we (PH leaders) did manage to meet with the KSU (Alwi) and we told him about our registration problem. Had they told us sooner about the problems, we would have solved the matter earlier. Whatever conditions the government wants us to adhere, we will follow it as long as it doesn’t go against the law,” said Mahathir.
Present were PH leaders Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (PKR), Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (Pribumi Bersatu) , Mohamad Sabu (Amanah) and Tan Kok Wai (DAP).
Last Sunday, Registrar of Societies (RoS) secretary-general Surayati Ibrahim said Pribumi Bersatu could be de-registered over several issues, namely the illegal use of the word Armada for its youth wing, failure to hold annual meetings at all levels and a proposed amendment to its constitution.
Surayati also pointed out that Pribumi Bersatu’s failure to hold its annual meetings was a violation of Article 12 of its own constitution which requires the meetings to be held yearly. Pribumi Bersatu was founded in August last year.
DAP was also in trouble with RoS after it failed to submit its November 12 central executive committee re-election report and its new central executive committee line-up.
The party’s constitutional problems date back to 2012 when it was ordered by the RoS to hold fresh CEC elections after complaints of irregularities by members. — (Information also from Ahirul Ahirudin)