Pakatan to take RoS to court for silence over application status

Pakatan Harapan chairman, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, speaks during a press conference at Parti Pribumi Bersatu headquarters in Petaling Jaya February 20, 2018. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Pakatan Harapan chairman, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, speaks during a press conference at Parti Pribumi Bersatu headquarters in Petaling Jaya February 20, 2018. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) said today it will be taking the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to court for remaining silent over the status of the coalition’s official application.

PH chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the decision was made following the agency’s failure to respond to multiple requests and applications by PH.

“Court action will be taken almost immediately because we feel that RoS is failing in its duty as a government agency,” he said in a press conference after the PH presidential council meeting.

Dr Mahathir added that RoS’ unresponsiveness was hindering preparations for the upcoming general election.

“We cannot say that RoS has rejected our application but we cannot do anything now as we do not have approval.

“It’s very bad for us as we cannot make preparations for the election. Whether it is RoS’ intention to do so, the fact is that by not replying us, they are effectively helping BN win the election.”

RoS earlier claimed that they were not dragging their feet on the pact’s application but said the application was held up by unresolved issues involving DAP and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia. (PPBM)

Speaking on PH’s manifesto, Dr Mahathir said they will only make promises they can keep.

“Many in PH have made different claims, we do not condone statements that we find are not achievable once we take office,” Dr Mahathir said.

“We have made 60 promises and we hope to execute these well instead of making more promises we cannot keep.”