KUALA LUMPUR – November 17, 2017: Pribumi Bersatu will hold its branch and division annual meetings next year, although when exactly is still unknown.
According to the party’s information chief Datuk Kamarudin Md. Nor, the meetings can only be held after all the branches and divisions are registered with the Registrar of Society.
“Our divisions are almost all registered but most of our branches are not. We will conduct the meetings next year, as soon as all branches have been registered too,” read his WhatsApp message to The Mole.
“The constitution (of the party) states that delegates for the divisional meetings must be selected at the branch meetings whereas the meeting at national level cannot be held ahead of the divisional meetings,” said Kamarudin.
Last week, the RoS warned Pribumi Bersatu that it could be de-registered if it fails to hold all its annual meetings.
According RoS director-general Surayati Ibrahim, not only that the year-long failure had violated the Societies Act, it also debased Pribumi Bersatu’s constitution.
The failure to hold the meetings is not the only issue that could result in RoS de-registering the party.
Two days ago, Pribumi Bersatu chairman Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad attributed poor organisational structure as the cause of the party’s failure to hold its annual general meeting.
Basically the problem is lack of organisation in a party that hopes to one day be a part of the federal ruling coalition.