“I am surprised PPBM leaders don’t know the procedure of the law,” says Azalina

KUALA LUMPUR — Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said was surprised today Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (PPBM) leaders didn`t know the procedure of the registration law.

She said Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (PPBM) top leaders should be familiar with the law on political party registration as some of them used to be in the Cabinet.

 “I am quite surprised because the party has former Cabinet ministers and even a former prime minister.

“So I am surprised they don’t know the procedure of the law,” she told reporters at Parliament today.

She was referring to PPBM’s chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who was once the Prime Minister of Malaysia, and PPNM`s president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who was once Deputy Prime Minister.

Azalina also said Pakatan Harapan should not blame the government for PPBM’s suspension.

“It would not be nice if they claim that they are not treated well by the government.

“They have to respect the law. If RoS asks for something, they have to comply,”  the Malay Mail quoted her as saying.

PPBM was suspended today by RoS which issued the provisional suspension under Section 14 (5) of the Societies Act 1966 and ordered PPBM to submit the minutes of meetings at its branch, division and national levels within the next 30 days.

 Failing to do so, the Opposition party will be permanently deregistered.