KUALA LUMPUR: Umno hopes that the Registrar of Societies (ROS) can have no obstacle to approving the social gathering’s constitutional amendment utility, says social gathering secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan.
Ahmad mentioned he believed that Umno had complied with the prescribed procedures and processes in implementing the amendment, including that the amendment to Clause 10.16 of Umno’s structure, which was unanimously accredited by the particular common meeting, was additionally completed in accordance with Clause 30 of the structure.
“We are nonetheless ready for approval from ROS. All supplementary paperwork had been submitted. There are no questions or different paperwork that ROS requires. I requested them about this myself.
“The approval (that’s wanted) is similar approval that ROS granted to MCA concerning the amendments to (MCA’s) structure which have the identical which means or equal to the amendments to Umno’s structure,” he mentioned in an announcement posted on Twitter Friday (July 8).
Ahmad additionally denied allegations that the present Umno workplace bearers are caretakers and can’t make coverage selections, together with amendments to its structure.
Ahmad mentioned ROS had confirmed the matter and that the time period “caretaker” was not in Umno’s structure throughout the extension of its time period which is till Dec 29.
“In Umno’s structure, Clause 10.16 reads ‘the Supreme Council (MT) has the right to postpone elections at the MT, division and branch levels. This postponement shall not be more than 18 months from the date that the elections are supposed to be held’.
“The MT has already determined to postpone the elections for 18 months. The postponement was confirmed by means of a letter of approval from the ROS on Aug 30 final 12 months. This signifies that this time period for the office-bearers is prolonged till Dec 29 this 12 months,” he added.
Thus, Ahmad mentioned Umno has the correct to make any resolution within the curiosity of the social gathering as enshrined in Clause 10.15 of the structure, which permits it to take any measures to make sure the smoothness of the social gathering’s journey.
He mentioned throughout the extension interval, Umno, amongst others, was concerned within the Melaka state election on Nov 20 final 12 months; within the Johor polls on March 12 this 12 months; held the Umno common meeting from March 16 to 19 final 12 months and a particular common meeting on May 15 this 12 months.
“It was all lawful in accordance to Umno’s structure,” he mentioned.
Umno presently has 56 supreme council members, 191 divisions and 21,156 branches nationwide. – Bernama