In a statement today, Pejuang’s pro-tem secretary-general Amiruddin Hamzah said it has been three months since the party submitted its application to the RoS but have yet to hear anything from the body.
Amiruddin said Home Minister Hamzah Zainuddin and director-general of RoS, Masyati Abang Ibrahim must give urgent answers on the application.
“Three months without any written replies from them is unacceptable.
“This shows the RoS has become a government tool with political motives. This has caused some concerns among the people,” he said.
He also said the body had acted swiftly in other cases, citing the registration of Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party, which was approved in two weeks.
He added that even the Perikatan Nasional pact was registered swiftly.
Pejuang, founded by Dr Mahathir Mohamad and a group of former Bersatu leaders, had submitted its registration to the RoS on August 19.
Amiruddin said the party had written to the RoS six times between September 15 and October 22 to seek the status of their registration, but without getting any replies.
He also said the party had complied with a RoS request for the party’s new constitution, made during a meeting on September 28.
The amended constitution was handed over on October 2, he said.
Amiruddin said the RoS has ignored their request for approval to use the party’s logo as well as to launch an official website, which is legally allowed while awaiting the nod for registration.
On Monday, Dr Mahathir issued a statement urging the government not to play politics in approving Pejuang’s registration.