(The Star) – The “extraordinary general meeting” by Datuk Mohamed Ezam Mohd Nor’s NewGen Party was held at a shop selling tiles on Jalan Ipoh, says Registrar of Societies (RoS) director-general Datuk Muhammad Razin Abdullah (pic).
He said the RoS investigation team visited the address listed in documents submitted by the party.
The NewGen Party, which is in the process of changing its name to Parti Bebas Rasuah, had claimed that it held its EGM at its “headquarters” on March 30.
“Checks with the building owner – who also owns the business – revealed that no one has bought or rented the unit said to be the party’s headquarters over the past year,” said Muhammad Razin at a press conference here.
He said the RoS would continue to investigate the matter and call up members of the party over some discrepancies.
Muhammad Razin also said that the RoS found that two people listed as committee members were “non-existent” as the names and MyKad numbers submitted were either of a different person or false.
He said that if it was proven that the party provided false information, it could be deregistered and taken to court for falsification.
Muhammad Razin added that the RoS had yet to approve the party’s application for a name and logo change.