Was NewGen Party’s EGM held in a shop selling tiles?

Muhammad-Razin-Abdullah-newgenPETALING JAYA: The Registrar of Societies (RoS) has warned the NewGen Party, which is being renamed as Parti Bebas Rasuah (PBR), that it could be deregistered if found to have given false information.

Its director-general, Muhammad Razin Abdullah, today said court action could also be initiated against the party, that is being promoted by politicians Ezam Mohd Nor and Khairuddin Abu Hassan.

Both were earlier members of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).

According to The Star Online, Razin said the party’s touted “extraordinary general meeting” (EGM) was found to have been held at a shop selling tiles on Jalan Ipoh in Kuala Lumpur.

An investigation team visited the premises where the meeting was claimed to have been held after it was listed in documents submitted by the party, he said at a press conference at the RoS headquarters in Putrajaya.

“Checks with the building owner – who also owns the business – revealed that no one had bought or rented the unit said to be the party’s headquarters over the past year,” he was quoted as saying.

Furthermore, two people listed as committee members were “non-existent” as the names and MyKad numbers submitted were either of a different person or false, he said.

He added that members of the party would be called for questioning as the RoS continues its investigations into the party.

The party’s application for changes to its name and logo have not yet been approved by the RoS, he said.

Yesterday, NewGen president G Kumar Aamaan lodged a police report and filed a complaint with the RoS, alleging that Ezam and Khairuddin had contravened the party’s constitution and RoS regulations.

He said party founder S Gobi Krishnan was suspended as secretary-general last month for breach of the party’s constitution and for appointing a new committee without notifying the president.

He also claimed Ezam and Khairuddin had changed the name of the party without the knowledge and agreement of the 300 party members.

Kumar has been president since March 16 last year. The party was registered in September 2013.

On April 4, Ezam wrote to Pakatan Harapan (PH) requesting that PBR be accepted into the opposition coalition.

PH currently consists of PKR, DAP, Amanah and PPBM.

Both Ezam and Khairuddin were members of PPBM, set up in September last year, but left the party by the end of the year.