If we discern Pakatan Harapan’s threat to sue the Registrar of Societies (RoS) that the pact registration is still pending, for those who do not know what actually has happened or to those who are ignorant, this is an act of persecution by RoS.What more when Gobind Singh Deo who is Pakatan’s legal bureau chief claimed that they have complied will all requirements demanded by RoS.
But are they the actual cases as claimed by Gobind?
Gobind also claimed that RoS had replied by mail to approve the DAP CEC second re-election held on last November 12 but he seems quite unsure about PPBM AGM that was held on 30th December last year.
Hence, what went wrong that RoS has to halt PH registration?
There are two reasons that Gobind deliberately abstained to explain. First, even though PPBM held their first AGM but it was done in a haste after RoS had issued a reminder that the party could be deregistered unless an annual general meeting is held and it ought to comply to their own constitution.
For that, PPBM had no choice but to put up a hurried meeting that the delegations present were hand-picked and not approved by the party divisions. More than hundreds of reports nationwide are lodged to RoS and this has given the task to RoS to investigate.
PPBM is the youngest party to join Pakatan Harapan and in the midst of registering the pact, DAP with their second re-election while PPBM with ongoing internal unrest that numerous complaints lodged against them by their own party members, how can we expect RoS to ignore and by-pass such issues?
Obviously, the registrar has every reason for not responding or even requesting for updates in which Gobind knew but chooses to be ignorant and yet deceiving the public.
Further to that, Gobind failed to highlight the media on the ‘Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah’ issue. This party was established in 2016 has been opposing the use of the abbreviation ”Harapan” for any political organisation. They insisted RoS to prohibit the “Harapan” abbreviation and wishes to lodge a report against it.
To them, if UMNO and BN could oppose the word “Bersatu” for PPBM, then Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah should take the same action.
In fact, during Pakatan Harapan Sabah launching early last year, this Sabah party has uttered their protest when none attended the event. Among others,
their protest is also to refrain from any political pact from the peninsula.
Perhaps this issue is not dire to Gobind and Pakatan Harapan, yet the pact is facing another serious resistance from the ‘Reformasi’ groups comprises of Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM), Otai Reformasi 98 and an opposition-friendly party, Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM).
The main complication to Pakatan Harapan registration lies within their own Chairman’s party. Unless and until the investigation is completed by RoS, only then Gobind and PH should not hesitate to sue them.
As of now, Gobind and PH cheesy gimmick and intimidation to sue RoS is merely to evoke their supporters’ anger.