'LEGAL NOTICE TO RoS': Failure to back up claim unbecoming of an MP, says Zamil
SUNGAI PETANI: FORMER Kedah Parti Kesejahteraan Insan Tanah Air (Kita) chairman Zamil Ibrahim yesterday lodged a report against DAP national legal bureau chairman Gobind Singh Deo over the legal notice to the Registrar of Societies (RoS) issue.
Zamil urged the authorities to investigate Gobind's claim that the latter had submitted a legal notice to RoS last month.
He said Gobind's failure to provide evidence to support the claim, despite being pressured by many, suggested that he was not being upfront with the people.
Zamil said it was inappropriate and uncalled for, especially since Gobind was a member of parliament.
"As Puchong MP, Gobind represents the government to serve the people.
"Being a leader, he should not do anything that could tarnish the government's image," he said at the Kuala Muda district police headquarters here.
Zamil said the report should serve as a reminder to leaders from both sides of the political divide to not deceive the public for their personal or party's interest.
In George Town, non-governmental organisation Persatuan Kebajikan Insan Mulia chairman Aminah Abdullah challenged Gobind to produce the notice that he had allegedly sent to RoS.
In a statement on Jan 13, Gobind had said DAP would commence legal proceedings as a result of RoS' refusal to recognise DAP's new leadership, despite the re-election of its top office-bearers last year.
RoS had asked DAP's central executive committee (CEC) to refrain from making any decision until investigations into its polls were completed.
Gobind had argued that RoS had no legal basis to issue the order.
"This leaves DAP with no choice, but to go to court.
"DAP will seek a judicial pronouncement to this effect," he was reported to have said.
The party held a re-election in September last year after RoS demanded it, following a botched tallying process in its initial party polls in December 2012.
Gobind was quoted in a news portal as saying DAP had set a 14-day grace period for RoS to withdraw its decision to not recognise DAP's CEC that was elected in September or face the next course of action.