Banana-rama, again from the same tree?

Another party under Pakatan Harapan Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s leadership and helm risked to be de-registered by Registrar of Society (ROS) for non compliance of its own annual housekeeping regulations as per party constitution, exactly a repeat to a previous party he helmed 30 years ago.

NST story:

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) could be disbanded if it fails to submit information and documents pertaining to the minutes of branch meetings, divisions and centres, as well as party financial statements to the Registry of Societies (ROS).

PUTRAJAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) faces the risk of being disbanded under Section 14 (5) of the Societies Act 1966 if it fails to submit information and documents pertaining to the minutes of branch meetings, divisions and centres, as well as party financial statements to the Registry of Societies (ROS).

ROS director-general Surayati Ibrahim confirmed today that the notice to submit the information and documents under Section 14 (2) of the same Act was sent to PPBM effective Feb 28.

She said the notice was sent to the party’s secretary-general and PPBM was required to answer and submit all information and documents as stipulated in the notice to ROS.

Registry of Societies (ROS) director-general Surayati Ibrahim says the notice to submit the information and documents under Section 14 (2) of the same Act was sent to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) effective Feb 28. File pic by ABD RAHIM RAHMAT

Notice 14 (2) is a notice referring to matters directed by ROS to submit minutes of meetings of branches, divisions and centres and the details of the party’s financial statements.

“At the same time, the notice under Section 14 (2) was issued due to complaints lodged by PPBM members to ROS and the information is required to complete the investigation into PPBM.”

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The fact is that ROS bend the rules to accommodate Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) to comply its housekeeping rules based on its own constitution, after the approval of the formation of the party eighteen months ago.

The inability of PPBM to organise their own housekeeping and themselves as a political party raised the doubt whether they are able to run the nation if and when Pakatan Harapan is given the mandate at any general election (GE).

NST story:

The opposition cannot be expected to run the country if its component parties have problems even managing branch and division meetings, said Datuk Seri Najib Razak. (NSTP/ASYRAF HAMZAH)

PAGOH: The opposition cannot be expected to run the country if its component parties have problems even managing branch and division meetings, said Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

The prime minister warned the people against trusting the future of the country to a certain ‘parti bunga’, a name frequently used in reference to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) that is helmed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“They have (not conducted) branch meetings. They have not even held division meetings,” said Najib, who is also Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman, at the launch of BN Youth and Puteri election machineries here today.

Najib was referring to the Registrar of Societies’ (RoS) warning to PPBM yesterday that the opposition party was at risk of being deregistered under Section 14(5) of the Societies Act 1966, unless PPBM furnishes information and minutes of its branch, division and central party meetings as well as financial statements.

RoS director-general Surayati Ibrahim had said that the party must submit the information and documents as part of the regulator’s probe into complaints by party members.

“Do not speak of managing the country if one cannot even administer one’s own party. Before one criticizes others, one must look at oneself first,” said Najib.

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Then again, the approval of for the application Opposition Coalition as a coalition of parties under one house, Pakatan Harapan, is being hampered because of unresolved statutory requirements of PPBM.

When Dr. Mahathir and other rejects from UMNO formed PPBM twenty one months ago and upon approval worked very closely with other Opposition parties, they came to the conclusion that to defeat Barisan Nasional (BN). the Opposition must offer equivalent option.

Otherwise, they would not gain the confidence and trust for the rakyat to provide them with the strong mandate they require to topple BN and rule the nation.

Obviously, exactly like thirty years ago, Dr. Mahathir is fully aware of the non compliance of its own housekeeping requirements which would led to the de-registration of the party by ROC and is ready for the next action.

The Star story:

Dr M: Pribumi has other plans if party deregistered


  • NATION
  • Saturday, 10 Mar 2018

TANAH MERAH: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi) has other plans if the party is deregistered, said its chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic).

He said these plans would be activated if the Registrar of Societies (RoS) deregistered the party and rejected the registration of Pakatan Harapan as a coalition.

“We have plan B and C, depending on the outcome from the RoS, we have to use other means,” he told reporters at the “Jelajah Harapan Kelantan” programme here Saturday.

On Friday (March 9), Pribumi was issued a notice by the RoS to furnish information and documents on minutes of meetings by its branches, divisions and central level and also its financial report by March 29 or face deregistration.

RoS needs the information to complete its probe on complaints lodged by Pribumi members regarding the party’s affairs.

Pakatan Harapan comprises Pribumi, DAP, PKR and Parti Amanah Negara. – Bernama

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/03/10/dr-m-pribumi-has-other-plans-if-party-deregistered/#gbtthTW4hpKOtEmb.99

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It is an interesting story by Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK) who resides in Oldham, Greater Manchester, that Dr. Mahathir and Co. is ready to contest under DAP’s banner and throw other PPBM leaders under the bus.

Malaysia Today story:

Mahathir, Mukhriz And Muhyiddin Contesting Under DAP’s Banner

And for DAP they can use the fact that Mahathir, Mukhriz and Muhyiddin are contesting under a DAP banner in Chinese-majority seats as ‘evidence’ that DAP is a multi-racial party and not a Chinese party while the government would be seen as zalim for deregistering PPBM. That is what is called a win-win situation.

THE CORRIDORS OF POWER

Raja Petra Kamarudin

A most interesting development has just taken place today. The Registrar of Societies (RoS) has just issued a press release regarding Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) saying that since the party has not complied with certain terms and conditions the party will have to be deregistered.

Actually, those terms and conditions are very basic and not at all difficult to comply with. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, however, purposely refuses to comply with what the RoS wants so that they would have no choice but to deregister PPBM. This had been discussed earlier between Mahathir and Lim Kit Siang and is part of the plan for him, his son Mukhriz, and Muhyiddin Yassin to contest the general election under a DAP banner in Chinese-majority seats.

Mahathir and Kit Siang had already discussed and agreed that PPBM will be closed down and Mahathir, Mukhriz and Muhyiddin will contest under DAP

Mahathir knows PPBM has absolutely no chance of winning the upcoming general election and if he, Mukhriz and Muhyiddin were to contest the general election under PPBM they would be wiped out. PPBM, which is no better than Semangat 46 and is just another Malay party, has no hope of defeating Umno or of replacing Umno as the new warlord of Malaysian politics. So Mahathir needs to discard PPBM and migrate to DAP.

The only way Mahathir, Mukhriz and Muhyiddin can win the general election would be if they contested the election under the DAP banner and in Chinese-majority areas. They realise they need Chinese votes in a Chinese-majority seat to win and not Malay votes in a Malay-majority seat.

And the only way Mahathir, Mukhriz and Muhyiddin can contest under a DAP banner in Chinese-majority seats would be if PPBM did not exist. If PPBM existed how would they explain contesting under a DAP banner in a Chinese-majority seat? That was why Mahathir needed the RoS to deregister PPBM.

These three will be saved while the other PPBM candidates will be thrown under the bus

Now Mahathir can blame the RoS. It is because the RoS deregistered PPBM that Mahathir, Mukhriz and Muhyiddin have no choice but to contest under a DAP banner in Chinese-majority seats. The RoS would be seen as the villain while Mahathir, Mukhriz and Muhyiddin will be seen as innocent victims of injustice and political persecution.

But that solves Mahathir’s, Mukhriz’s and Muhyiddin’s problems. What about the rest of the PPBM candidates? Well, they are never going to win anyway so what does it matter? What matters is that Mahathir, Mukhriz and Muhyiddin win the general election even if they won under a DAP banner in Chinese-majority seats.

And for DAP they can use the fact that Mahathir, Mukhriz and Muhyiddin are contesting under a DAP banner in Chinese-majority seats as ‘evidence’ that DAP is a multi-racial party and not a Chinese party while the government would be seen as zalim for deregistering PPBM. That is what is called a win-win situation.

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The Malays have a proverb to cite that it is impossible for the same problem to crop up until the leadership of the same man, “A banana tree don’t bear fruit twice”.

Unless everyone have forgotten George Santayana’s wise words of “Those who don’t learn from history would be damned for the same mistakes”. Obviously Dr Mahathir’s ‘worshipers’, should be damned!

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