PUTRAJAYA – The registration of Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) and Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (MUDA) as political parties are rejected based on the provisions under Section 7(3)(e) of the Societies Act 1966.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said that many items in the Constitution of the two parties are disorganised and unspecific.
“Some people set up organisation to manufacture clogs…. So, clogs factory set up an organisation to manufacture clogs.
“The organisation, when they want to set up a party, they have a different nature compared to an organisation… although they may look the same, a party needs to follow the national constitution,” he said in a news conference today.
Hamzah said, MUDA was initially a party set up by the Member of Parliament of Muar, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.
The registration of Parti MUDA can be accepted, however, the name of the party must not receive any objection from anyone.
Hamzah revealed that Syed Saddiq did met him and requested for his party to be approved.
However, he said that he will not do so as he would never meddle with the Registrar of Societies (ROS).
“Syed Saddiq said that he met me… yes, he met me. He met me to seek for help in approving this party and I said, ‘No’,”
“I don’t interfere and I surrender this to the ROS… there is no issue in him supporting or not… if he supports, Alhamdullilah, if he does not, it is up to him. Today, he does not… I don’t implicate that with the registration of party,” he said.
“If you (Syed Saddiq) is smart enough to register, you should read it, from the editorial point of view, if it is right. The Constitution can be abused from the editorial… you need to read first.
“If you are smart and you don’t read it yourself but you put the blame on others,” he said.
However, he said that Pejuang had filed an appeal while MUDA has yet to do so.
He said that Pejuang had issued an appeal two days after their application was rejected on 6 January. –MalaysiaGazette