Pakatan to file application to cite RoS for contempt

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan will file an application for leave to cite the Registrar of Societies (RoS) for contempt following its decision to temporarily suspend Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

Pakatan lawyer Michelle Ng said after meeting High Court (Appellate and Special Powers) judge Justice Azizah Nawawi that the leave for contempt would be filed with certificate of urgency on Wednesday (April 11).

Ng said the court would then fix a hearing date after they filed the leave application.

She also said the court set May 15 as the next case management for the hearing of a judicial review application filed by Pakatan to obtain a court order to compel the RoS to respond to its application for registration as a coalition.

The applicants are Pakatan secretariat chief Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, Parti Amanah Negara deputy secretary-general Abang Ahmad Kerdee Abang Masagus and Pribumi secretary-general Datuk Dr Shahruddin Md Salleh.

They have named the RoS as the respondent in their suit.

In their application, they said the decision by the RoS to not register Pakatan as a coalition or to respond to Pakatan's most recent letter dated Feb 6 went against the statutory expectations of the applicants and was mala fide.

They applied for a mandamus order to compel the RoS to register it as a coalition under the Societies Act 1966.

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