PUTRAJAYA: The Registrar of Societies has approved the registration of Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah which is to be helmed by Lajim Ukin, the former Sabah PKR Liaison chairman.
Lajim, who collected the registration certificate here today, told reporters Harapan Rakyat was ready to cooperate with any other political party with similar policies.
The application for registration was submitted to the RoS on Sept 14 by the party’s pro-tem chairman Patrick Sadom, he said.
Lajim said Harapan Rakyat would recruit members from among the people of Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan.
He also said 10 divisional chairmen and 80 per cent of branch chairmen as well as several other leaders who left Sabah PKR recently had pledged to join the new party. The party hoped to register 2,600 members in a month, he added.
Lajim, who joined PKR in 2012 and quit recently, was once an Umno Supreme Council member and served as the federal deputy minister of housing and local government.