TANAH RATA: The People’s Progressive Party (MyPPP) is contemplating legal action against the Registrar of Societies (RoS) if the party’s appeal against its deregistration is not given due attention.
MyPPP president M Kayveas said he had submitted an appeal to Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin through RoS last Jan 15, a day after RoS revoked the party’s registration.
“I think RoS’ way is not right. I am not blaming the government agency.
“MyPPP has been dealing with RoS for nearly 25 years. This is the first time I’m being forced to consider taking action against RoS.
“We have appealed to the minister in accordance with Section 18 of the Societies Act 1966. If the matter is not settled, we will take the matter to court,” he told reporters after voting in the Cameron Highlands by-election at SMK Sultan Ahmad Shah here today.
RoS had issued the notice for MyPPP’s deregistration to Kayveas and Maglin Dennis D’Cruz, who both claim to be the rightful president of the party.
The Cameron Highlands by-election was called after the Election Court on Nov 30 last year annulled the victory of C Sivarraajh of BN in the 14th general election due to vote-buying.
Four candidates are vying for the parliamentary seat – Pakatan Harapan candidate M Manogaran, Barisan Nasional’s Ramli Mohd Nor, and two independents, Sallehudin Ab Talib and Wong Seng Yee.
However, only Wong and Sallehudin went to the polls today at SJK(C) Bertam Valley and SK Sungai Koyan respectively since Manogaran and Ramli are not registered voters in Cameron Highlands.
To this, Kayveas said: “It is a mistake in the system. It is hoped the Election Commission (EC) and the government can find a way to ensure contesting candidates are registered voters in the constituency.”
According to the EC, 47% of the 31,639 registered voters had turned up to vote as at 11am today.