KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri M. Kayveas has vowed not to let MyPPP be "hijacked" by individualistic opportunists.
Expressing gratitude to the Registrar of Societies (RoS) for positively responding to his plea to revert its earlier decision to deregister the party, Kaveas said wrongdoers should be held accountable for destroying the party from within.
"We do not want this party, that was established 66 years ago, to be wiped out from the local political landscape.
"Those who had plotted the coup d’état had destroyed the hopes and aspirations of generations of party members and supporters who sacrificed and struggled for this party," he said.
Kayveas said this during a thanksgiving luncheon on Sunday (Oct 13), as RoS had reversed its earlier decision to deregister the party.
The RoS had on Oct 7 this year, sent letters to 32 members of MyPPP's central working committee (CWC), affirming it has reversed its earlier decision to deregister the party.
Friction in MyPPP emerged when Kayveas was kicked out of the party on April 18 last year, and Datuk Seri Maglin Dennis D’Cruz was subsequently elected as party president during an AGM held on May 26,2018.
On May 27 last year, Kayveas held another AGM and showed members an RoS letter dated May 18, 2018, acknowledging him as the legitimate MyPPP president.
The RoS had deregistered MyPPP on Jan 14, 2019 following unresolved leadership crisis.
In a letter dated Oct 7, RoS ordered MyPPP to engage an independent third party to hold fresh polls before Dec 31 this year.
Kayveas claimed, as the legitimate constitutionally elected president of the party, he would ensure that all the right-minded appointed office bearers would meet the conditions imposed by RoS.
"I wish to make it clear that this lifting of the deregistration of the party came about following my appeal to the RoS.
"My loyal, selfless supporters and I will opt for legal recourse to iron out all outstanding issues, and revive this party again.
"As the president of the party, I open my arms to everyone to step forward and play a meaningful role to save the party," he said.
Kayveas warned he would resort to legal action against "those standing in the way of the party".
Meanwhile, Maglin reminded Kayveas that RoS did not declare who was the rightful president of the party.
"The RoS has merely sent a general letter to all the elected 2014-2019 CWC members, asking us to engage a third party to call for fresh polls by year-end.
"Kayveas should stop confusing the public and members. He should not jeopardise the initiative to save the party by possibly appointing his own office-bearers.
"Failure to meet RoS condition can cause the party to be deregistered again," warned Maglin.
Maglin gave Kayveas one week to call the elected CWC members to a meeting to discuss the next course of action.
"If Kayveas failed to call a meeting within a week, I will call for one," said Maglin, who had also played his part to plead with the RoS to help revive the party.
We're sorry, this article is unavailable at the moment. If you wish to read this article, kindly contact our Customer Service team at 1-300-88-7827. Thank you for your patience - we're bringing you a new and improved experience soon!