Saifuddin Nasution

PKR leaders lashed out at the Registrar of Societies (RoS) today for threatening to declare the party illegal, on grounds that they insisted are “stupid” and for inaccurate reasons.

Party secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution said RoS issued PKR with a notice of deregistration on May 9, giving it one month to respond to an infringement it said the party committed – failing which PKR would be deemed an illegal organisation.

RoS stated in the letter that PKR had gone against Article 32.2.1 of its constitution in sacking one Rajagopal Andaikkalam on April 27, 2009, without conducting a probe or holding a hearing before a disciplinary board.