The Registrar of Societies (ROS) is in the midst of discussing DAP’s request for it to withdraw its suspension letter of the party’s central executive committee (CEC), which DAP had made last night.
“We will do the necessary (actions) later,” ROS director-general Abdul Rahman Othman said in a text message without elaborating further on the actions that ROS will be taking next.
It was reported that DAP had asked the ROS to withdraw the letter – dated April 17 – by 3pm today.
The ROS’ letter, informing that it does not recognise the party’s top leadership lineup, had been sent following claims that there was a minor error resulting from a “technical glitch” in the party’s extraordinary meeting last year.
DAP is contemplating contesting under the PAS banner in the peninsula and under the PKR flag in Sabah and Sarawak, if the ROS does not withdraw the letter.
This is despite Election Commission (EC) chairperson Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof’s (right) confirmation saying that the DAP would still be able to contest regardless of the ROS’ non-recognition of its CEC.
In a related development, DAP chairperson Karpal Singh toldMalaysiakini that the party would not file any application to challenge the ROS’ decision, but that they are awaiting its decision on whether it would be withdrawing the letter today.
“We will wait for the 3pm deadline which has been set,” he said.