KUCHING, August 7: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Sarawak pro-tem chairman Johan Mohamad believed the proposed branch would be accepted by the parent body once all requirements of the Registrar of Societies (ROS) were met and Bersatu’s constitution was adhered to.
“The question is the mechanism of appointment. We need, firstly, to set up a pro-tem committee that meets all the requirements of ROS, such as producing minutes of meetings, list of attendance of meeting, and list of members.
“This is the standard requirements of ROS. And at the moment, we are trying to get the approval of ROS,” Johan told DayakDaily, adding that everything had to also be in line with Bersatu’s constitution before it could be appointed a Bersatu branch.
“You read the statement (Bersatu’s statement) carefully. Everything has to be in line with Bersatu’s constitution.
“In the statement, it was mentioned that a special committee will be set up. So, once we are properly registered and what we are doing streamlined with their constitution, then the leadership can appoint us to be its Sarawak branch,” opined Johan.
He was responding to the latest statement from Bersatu today. The party said its supreme council had yet to decide whether to set foot on Sarawak, even though party chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had agreed to such a move in principle. It was also stated that a special committee would be set up to look into this matter.
On Parti Pribumi Sarawak (Pribumi), Johan made it clear that Bersatu Sarawak had nothing to do with it.
“As far as I know, the party (Pribumi) is not even registered, even though it claimed that it was from us; but it has nothing to do with us.
“We don’t know if they really existed or who their leaders are. They are definitely not part of us,” said Johan.
Meanwhile, when contacted, ROS Sarawak said the registration of any party had to go through its headquarters in Putrajaya. Hence, ROS Sarawak has no knowledge if Pribumi has been registered with ROS.
A call to the general line of ROS Putrajaya at 4.55pm was not answered. — DayakDaily