PN is a registered entity, confirms RoS

(FMT) – The Registrar of Societies (RoS) has confirmed that Perikatan Nasional (PN) is a registered entity as of Aug 7.

It said claims that PN had no record of being a registered party was baseless.

This comes after PKR information chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin challenged Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to show proof of PN’s registration status after the coalition could not be found on RoS’ website.

In a statement, RoS said the registration certificate, logo and constitution of the party had been signed and submitted to PN as soon as its registration was approved.

“The PN party had been approved on Aug 7, under the category of politics, in line with the provisions of the Societies Act 1966,” it said.

RoS also said PN’s successful registration could not be found on its website as its system automatically updates every two months, adding that PN would only show up on the website in early October.

“However, if a specific search is made in the eROSES system, it will clearly display that the PN party had been approved on Aug 7.

“However, the information on the party, found in the eROSES system, can only be accessed by the secretary of the party,” it added.

Earlier today, Shamsul said the Election Commission should take immediate action by cancelling the candidacies of everyone contesting under the PN ticket in the Sabah elections if it was true that PN was not officially registered yet.

He added that it would be insulting Malaysia’s parliamentary democracy system and the people of Sabah if candidates of an illegal organisation were allowed to contest.