PUTRAJAYA, 26 May 2009: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has called for a swift end to the crisis facing the PPP, its president Datuk M Kayveas said.
He said that Muhyiddin, who is deputy Barisan Nasional (BN) chairperson, conveyed this at their meeting at the deputy prime minister’s office here.
Kayveas, who declined to reveal details of the steps taken to resolve the crisis, also said that he had explained to Muhyiddin the status of Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator T Murugiah who was sacked from the party but was now “elected” PPP “president” and the claims that the Registrar of Societies (ROS) had deregistered PPP.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Kayveas said he was prepared to discuss with Murugiah to resolve the crisis.
“We can only resolve this through discussion but it seems that this won’t be happening as Murugiah is more interested in speaking to the media,” he said.
PPP finds itself in deep crisis after an extraordinary meeting, said to be attended by 1,760 PPP delegates from 778 branches, “elected” Murugiah as the new president on 24 May.
Kayveas maintained that he was still the rightful president and that Murugiah had abused his power to hold the gathering.
On claims that PPP had been deregistered, Kayveas said the issue would be resolved shortly when the party submitted documents to the ROS. — Bernama