Ministry of the Interior: RoS rejected SAINS’ candidacy to become a political party because the Constitution was not in order | Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 – The Aspirasi Sains Malaysia (Sains) Party’s application for registration as a political party has been rejected due to an incomplete party constitution, according to the Home Ministry.
In a written parliamentary response to Kluang MP Wong Shu Qi, the ministry said Sains failed to comply with Section 7.3e of the Companies Act 1966, therefore they cannot be approved.
Wong shared the written response on his Twitter account after raising the issue in parliament last Thursday.
“You want to know why Party Sains got rejected? she asked followed by two screenshots of the written response.
Kenapa permohonan pertubuhan SAINS party ditolak? ROS kata bahawa Perlembagaan parti itu tidak teratur dan tidak mematuhi Jadual 1 di bawah seksyen 7.3.e Akta Pertubuhan 1966. pic.twitter.com/UMStUPruvf
— Wong Shu Qi (@WongShuQi) March 21, 2022
The ministry said the party was open to all bumiputeras aged 18 and over, but based on their detailed analysis, they concluded that the Constitution was not in order.
Article 7(3)(e) of the Companies Act 1966 States’the constitution or rules of the society do not contain provisions on all the matters set out in Schedule I to this Act or, if the society is a fraternal benefit society, on the matters set out in Schedule II or on such other matters as the Registrar may reasonably require.‘
In that same thread, Sains co-founder Afiq Harraz said the ministry clarified that a mistake had been made in its written response and that the party was not exclusively for bumiputeras.
“We appealed to the RoS (Registrar of Societies) on February 21. Some minor amendments to the constitution to meet the requirements of Section 7(3)(e) of the Societies Act 1966. We are still awaiting the response from the RoS,” he said in the tweet.
The Sains were initially rejected in January and condemned the RoS for rejecting their candidacy without reason.