KUALA LUMPUR – March 30, 2018: It was a close shave but Pribumi Bersatu believes that it has managed to avoid de-registration by the Registrar of Societies (RoS).
Party information chief Datuk Kamarudin Md. Nor said Pribumi Bersatu had yesterday submitted several documents the RoS had given it 30 days to comply with.
The documents were minutes of the party’s branch and divisional meetings as well as financial statements.
“As far as we are concerned, we have complied with the request within the stipulated time-frame. So based on our understanding and interpretation (of the Societies Act), I think we’re good,” said Kamarudin.
In a statement issued at Pribumi Bersatu’s Facebook page, it was stated that the documents were submitted by executive secretary Captain (R) Muhammad Suhaimi Yahya.
As a lawfully registered political party Pribumi Bersatu will always adhere to the rules of law. Pribumi Bersatu is confident the RoS will act accordingly and not victimise us with ways that could undermine the law and democratic principle, reads the statement.
Pribumi Bersatu’s longstanding legal tussle with the RoS started last November after the latter pointed out that the party could not contest in the general elections because it had violated its own constitution.
The offences were Pribumi Bersatu’s failure to hold its annual meetings at the national, divisional and branch levels since it was registered in September 2016. The party eventually had its national general meeting on last December 30.