New Straits Times
ROS: APPROVAL OF EXTENSION VALID
Party constitution says it can postpone elections for not more than 18 months, says D-G
THE Registry of Societies (RoS) has confirmed that the approval of the application to postpone the 2017 Umno Supreme Council election is in line with Clause 10.17 of the party’s constitution.
RoS director-general Surayati Ibrahim said the clause provided that the party could postpone its elections at the supreme council, division and branch levels for a period of not more than 18 months from the date they were supposed to be held.
“In this matter, Umno has set the party election to be held on April 19 next year.”
“All registered parties and societies are reminded to carry out their business in accordance with their constitutional provisions under the Societies Act 1966 (Act 335),” she said yesterday.
On March 1, Umno secretarygeneral Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the party had complied with the procedures to postpone the party election in line with the approval of RoS, which refers to Section 13 A (4) of the Societies Act 1966.
Tengku Adnan said RoS had the authority to extend the date or time of the election of registered societies on condition that a written request was made.
“The approval of party election postponement up to 18 months is based on the required structure and conditions after holding the party’s meeting at branch to supreme council level,” Tengku Adnan said.
He said the postponement was to ensure the smooth running of the party in line with Clause 10.15 of the Umno Constitution, with the party election being held smoothly and taking into account the political situation as well as the situation in the country in general.
All registered parties and societies are reminded to carry out their business in accordance with their constitutional provisions under the Societies Act 1966 (Act 335).”