PPBM youth members blame party leaders for RoS action | New Straits Times

KUANTAN: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) provisional dissolution by the Registrar of Societies (ROS) shows that the party’s top leadership has failed to adhere to stipulated procedures when registering a political party.

Temerloh PPBM Youth chief Sharipul Fairuz Mohd Sharip, 36, said irresponsible PPBM leaders who were not committed to carrying out their duties had led to the provisional dissolution.

“Do not blame ROS as the problem is within the party and its leaders as they took things for granted…if they assume ROS action is politically motivated then how can the registration of other political parties be approved.

“If they were serious about registering PPBM according to the procedures, it should have been done a long time ago…now they will certainly blame ROS and claim that the action was due to political reasons ahead of the 14th General Election,” he said.

He said the presence of irresponsible leaders had irked many members and some 100 members from Temerloh PPBM were expected to leave the party soon.

Meanwhile former Kuantan PPBM youth chief Mohd Asyraf Muhammad Asri said the party has been in disarray since day one and the decision by RoS was something many had expected.

He said the party was dominated by the big leaders while the voices of the members at grassroots level had been ignored since its inception.

Asyraf said the top leaders never bothered about the feelings of the young people and when disgruntled members voiced their opinion, they were instead punished.

“I also became a victim when I raised an issue about our party’s direction during a meeting as I noticed the party was distancing itself from our real struggles and instead attacking certain quarters. The leaders are not focused on their struggle and the youths were totally isolated.

“There are a lot of unsolved issues within the party and even I did not get a letter about my alleged sacking. So the ROS order is nothing new as this was a time bomb waiting to explode,” he said.