Dr M’s Pejuang questions RoS silence on party’s application

Mukhriz Mahathir (second from right) with Maszlee Malik (left) showing copies of the application to register Pejuang at the RoS headquarters in Putrajaya on Aug 19.

PETALING JAYA: Pejuang, the party founded by former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has questioned the Registrar of Societies (RoS) over its failure to register the new party even after two months since the application was first submitted.

In a statement, Pejuang secretary-general Amiruddin Hamzah said the party had reached out to the RoS seven times and once to Home Minister Hamzah Zainuddin to get an update on its application.

“Two months without any written reply is unreasonable,” he said, adding this gave the impression that the RoS had become a political tool of the government.

Pejuang submitted its application online as well as to RoS director-general Masyati Abang Ibrahim at the RoS headquarters in Putrajaya on Aug 19.

“There has not been any response on the status of our application be it from RoS or Hamzah,’ Amiruddin said.

He added that on Sept 28, Pejuang went to meet with the RoS DG where it was suggested the party make some amendments to its constitution.

“These amendments were made on Oct 2 and submitted to the RoS but since then, there has been no response.

“The situation with our registration is very different from two other parties — Perikatan Nasional (PN) which was registered quickly, and Parti Makkal Sakti Malaysia, which was approved in two weeks,” he said.

Amiruddin called for the home minister and the RoS DG to make a decision urgently and allow Pejuang to be registered “according to the law.”