1MDB funds: ROS scrutinising Umno documents for any breach of rules

RoS director-general Masyati Abang Ibrahim says it was checking to see if there is any breach of the Societies Act 1966 and Societies Regulations 1984. (Bernama pic)

PUTRAJAYA: The Registrar of Societies (RoS) Malaysia is scrutinising Umno documents at the state and divisional levels to see if there is any breach of the Societies Act 1966 and Societies Regulations 1984.

RoS director-general Masyati Abang Ibrahim confirmed receiving several memorandums, including at its headquarters here, urging for Umno to be deregistered for receiving money linked to 1MDB.

“RoS will study the memorandums, based on the powers of the RoS.

“At the same time, the RoS is also studying the documentation (on Umno).

“That’s all for the time being, because this matter is also being heard in court,” she told reporters after launching the National Organisation Synergy Gathering Tour (HiPER) 2019 here today.

The Pakatan Harapan Youth sent a memorandum to the RoS on Monday to urge firm action be taken against Umno, which is alleged to have received money linked to 1MDB.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had filed an application against 41 individuals and entities to get back money linked to 1MDB, amounting to RM270 million, which had been abused. Among those named were Umno, political parties, foundations and companies.

Asked on the possibility of Umno being deregistered, Masyati said: “At the moment, it cannot be said that Umno will be deregistered.

“However, RoS will inform if there are things that breach the act.”

Asked if the RoS had specified a time-frame for the process of studying the documents and memorandums received, Masyati said no period had been set because there were various aspects that needed to be looked into from time to time.

About 30 cars from the Selangor Subaru Association and 20 motorcycles from the Kuala Lumpur Ducati Association were flagged off at the HIPER Tour event today.