PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Registrar of Societies (RoS) is scrutinising Umno documents at the state and divisional levels which were among the 41 respondents receiving money linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
RoS director-general Masyati Abang Ibrahim said this was to ascertain if there was any breach of the Societies Act 1966 and Societies Regulations 1984.
She said the move was implemented following several memorandums received by the RoS including at the headquarters here, urging for Umno to be banned for receiving money linked to 1MDB.
"RoS will study the memorandums based on the provision allocated under the powers of the RoS.
"At the same time, the RoS is also studying the documentation (on Umno). That’s all for the time being, because this matter is also being heard in court,” she told reporters after launching the National Organisation Synergy Gathering Tour (HiPER) 2019 here Thursday (June 27).
On Monday (June 24), Pakatan Harapan Youth sent a memorandum to the RoS, urging firm action against Umno which was alleged to have received money linked to 1MDB.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had filed an application to withdraw the rights of 41 individuals and entities to get back the money linked to 1MDB amounting to about RM270mil, which had been abused.
Among those named were Umno, political parties, foundations and companies.
Asked on the possibility of Umno being banned, Masyati said: "At the moment, it cannot be said that Umno will be banned. However, RoS will inform if there are things that breach the Act."
Asked if the RoS had specified a time frame for the process of studying the documents and memorandums received, Masyati said there was no time frame set because there were aspects to be looked into from time to time.
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