ROS CHIEF IS NAJIB’S NEW ‘HEROINE’: SURIYATI THROWS ANOTHER ROADBLOCK IN DR M’S WAY, CLAIMS BERSATU’S PROPOSAL TO WAIVE AGM VIOLATES SOCIETIES ACT

JOHOR BARU – The waiver proposed by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) is unprecedented and a violation of the Societies Act 1966 and the party’s constitution.

Registrar of Societies (ROS) director-general Suriyati Ibrahim said she has to refer to the legal advisers and needed a week to scrutinise the proposed waiver.

“There are many waivers proposed. I am not sure whether the Societies Act 1966 empowers the ROS to allow the waivers sought by the party,” she told reporters, here today.

Suriyati said the proposed waivers include how to hold the annual general meeting (AGM) and how to amend the party’s constitution.

“So, I am not sure whether the ROS or the department can give the waiver. This is because PPBM wants a waiver to something in the party’s constitution.

“The ROS has done its job in accordance with the law. As I said earlier, an organisation should abide by its own constitution and the Societies Act 1966,” she told reporters after attending a cheque presentation ceremony of the Johor Residents Association officiated by Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed at Kompleks Tan Sri Mohamed Rahmat, here today.

The ROS may deregister PPBM if the party fails to resolve its internal issues and hold the AGM which have been held in September.

The party’s failure to hold the AGM was due to problems involving its branches and divisions.

― Bernama

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