PETALING JAYA: Parti Keadilan Rakyat, the merged entity of Parti Keadilan Nasional (Keadilan) and Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM), will be launched on Aug 3 at the Chinese Assembly Hall in Kuala Lumpur even without approval from the Registrar of Societies (ROS).
However, the newly-merged political party would only proceed with the formalities of the merger including integrating its membership after ROS approval, said its protem secretary-general Abdul Rahman Othman yesterday.
Abdul Rahman said the launch would go ahead so that people would know what the partys stand on various issues was.
There will be a transitional leadership. Once we get ROS approval, we will hold a national congress which will then elect a new leadership, he added.
Abdul Rahman said the launch would mark two years of merger discussions between the two opposition parties.