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Najib to verify PPP’s status

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 May 2009: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he would verify the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)’s status before deciding whether to accept the party’s invitation to open its general assembly.

Najib, who is also Barisan Nasional chairperson, said the PPP had invited him to open the general assembly on 7 June.

“I will verify PPP’s status with the Registrar of Societies (ROS) first,” he told reporters after opening the Felda Group gathering here today.

The PPP was thrown into crisis when ousted supreme council member Datuk T Murugiah got himself elected as “president” at an emergency general meeting in Putrajaya on 24 May.

PPP president Datuk M.Kayveas retorted by saying that the EGM was illegal as Murugiah had failed to notify party secretary-general about it while his own branch had been de-registered by the ROS.

Murugiah said he would leave it to the ROS to decide whether the EGM was lawful and he was the rightful PPP president. — Bernama

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