ROS finally approves Harapan's registration as coalition

  • May 16, 2018
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The Registrar of Societies (ROS) has approved the registration of Pakatan Harapan as a legal political coalition.

A certificate of registration for the coalition was circulated on social media.

When contacted, a Pakatan Harapan presidential council source confirmed the authenticity of the document.

A separate source within the Prime Minister's Office also confirmed the registration.

ROS director-general Surayati Ibrahim's decision to approve the registration came a week after the coalition won the May 9 general election ending BN's 61 years in power since independence.

For the 14th general election, the Harapan component parties comprising PKR, DAP, Bersatu and Amanah had to contest using the PKR logo as the ROS had refused to register the coalition citing procedural matters.

Surayati then imposed a provisional suspension on Bersatu on grounds that the party had failed to comply with regulations.

However, the Kuala Lumpur High Court had lifted the provisional suspension with a stay and the case itself is still ongoing.

Surayati could not be reached for comment.

Harapan leaders, when contacted, said the Home Ministry will issue a statement tomorrow.