PUTRAJAYA: The Registrar of Societies (RoS) has slapped Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia with a provisional dissolution order under Section 14(5) of the Societies Act, which comes into effect Thursday.
Surayati Ibrahim, the RoS director-general said the party which was co-founded by Dr Mahathir Mohamad had failed to fulfil the RoS’ notice requesting for documents and details regarding its annual general meeting (AGM) that was held in December last year.
Bersatu was served with the temporary disbandment notice under Section 14 of the Societies Act 1966 at 12.30pm and two hours later, it was announced at a press conference at the ROS headquarters here.
Without RoS’ approval of its registration, Bersatu will not be able to use its official logo to contest in the polls and will likely use PKR logo to contest in the general election.
It was also reported that the opposition coalition have agreed to use a common logo under Pakatan Harapan.
“It will be announced by Dr Mahathir tomorrow (April 6) at Pasir Gudang, Johor. Wait for tomorrow,” Lim Guan Eng, the DAP secretary-general was quoted as saying.
“We have met and we have decided to use a common logo. This isn’t an easy decision for the party but DAP agrees to use a common logo,” told a press conference in Parliament lobby on Thursday.
However, Lim said his party’s Sabah and Sarawak wings will not use the Pakatan common logo in their election campaigns.
“They’re different because they have autonomy. So we respect this and they can use the DAP rocket logo,” he said.
He, however, did not specify if Pakatan will be contesting under PKR’s logo.
Earlier Thursday, Dr Mahathir, also the Pakatan chairman and its PM-designate, said the Opposition alliances have already decided on what logo it will be using, but this would only be revealed on Friday (April 6).
Pakatan cannot use its official logo to contest in the polls because the Registrar of Societies (RoS) has refused to register it as a formal coalition.
Pakatan comprises PKR, DAP, Pribumi and Parti Amanah Negara.