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RoS: Mahathir’s claim over delay in PH registration inaccurate

 | November 22, 2017

Director-general Surayati Ibrahim says the Registrar of Societies is examining all aspects of Pakatan Harapan’s application.

Surayati-Ibrahim-pakatan-harapan-logoMELAKA: The Registrar of Societies (RoS) has denied a claim by Dr Mahathir Mohamad that the only reason Pakatan Harapan’s registration was delayed was because the department did not inform them of the terms and conditions earlier.

Its director-general Surayati Ibrahim said the Pakatan Harapan application for registration needed to be scrutinised as there were outstanding issues with regard to DAP earlier this year as well as with PPBM.

“We are examining all aspects thoroughly before approving any application by any organisation, especially political parties, hence, the claim by the PPBM chairman is inaccurate.

“Political parties have the support of the people, so we have to make sure that the causes that they are fighting for are in compliance with the federal constitution and prescribed laws and was not in conflict with the norms of society… and that’s important,” she told reporters here today.

Surayati said this when asked to comment on Mahathir’s claim that RoS did not inform the party earlier about the terms and the laws to be complied with, hence causing the delay in the registration of the opposition pact and the prevailing fear that this would affect its chances in the upcoming 14th general election.

In another development, Surayati called on resident associations registered with the RoS to apply for a RM10,000 grant from December onwards.

The grants provided by the federal government was meant for the implementation of crime-prevention programmes, neighbourhood and cleaning activities and the purchase of security equipment.

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