RoS rejects Urimai’s registration application

The party’s legal team is working on an appeal to home minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, says interim leadership committee chairman P Ramasamy.

(FMT) – The Registrar of Societies has rejected Indian-based party Urimai’s application for registration.

P Ramasamy, chairman of Urimai’s interim leadership committee, said the party’s legal team is working on an appeal to home minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail within the 30-day stipulated period.

He said the decision was “not surprising”, blaming it on what he said was a vendetta by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s government against his party.

He also accused the RoS of timing its rejection of Urimai’s application, made on Nov 3 last year, to coincide with the Sungai Bakap by-election on July 6.

“After more than eight months, the RoS informed us on July 4, 2024, that our application has been rejected.

“We suppose the decision to reject our application is the government’s expression of anger toward our party’s leaders for not supporting the Pakatan Harapan-led coalition government in both the recent Kuala Kubu Baharu by-election and the yet-to-conclude Sungai Bakap by-election.

“We will not be intimidated by the actions of the Madani government, which refuses to respect the basic right of freedom of association for this country’s citizens,” he said in a statement.

Last month, Ramasamy said his party will not support either PH or Perikatan Nasional in the Sungai Bakap by-election despite not fielding a candidate.

“We usually campaign when there’s a candidate, but we don’t have one this time. Nevertheless, we will still campaign.

“We went to the Sungai Kechil estate last week to meet the Indian community there,” he said.