New Gen party claims former sec-gen misappropriated funds

 |Apr 21, 2017
New Gen party acting secretary-general Mohamad Zaini Jaafar.

New Generation Party or New Gen Party has lodged a report at the Sepang district headquarters today against the former secretary-general S. Gobi Krishnan for alleged embezzlement of party funds.

Party acting secretary-general Mohamad Zaini Jaafar said the party records showed contributions from members amounting to RM105,000 since 2013.

“But the money did not go into the party’s account.

“So, we want the police to investigate what happened to the money,” Zaini told newsmen after lodging the report.

On Gobi’s claim that he and party president G. Kumaar Amman submitted a false meeting minute, Zaini said the party had actually submitted the party’s suspension order on Gobi to the Registrar of Societies (RoS) for notification.

Gobi, who claims to be the party legitimate secretary-general, said on Tuesday that both Kumaar and Zaini had submitted a false meeting minute to hoodwink the RoS.

He also said the party had applied for RoS’ approval for the proposed change of the party’s name to Parti Bebas Rasuah and its logo.

Gobi also claimed that a new party leadership line-up had been finalised.

Under the new line-up, he revealed that former Senator Ezam Mohd Nor will be the party chairman, replacing incumbent chairman G. Kumaar Amman, while former Pribumi member Khairuddin Abu Hassan will be his deputy.

Kumaar Amman claimed at a press conference on Monday said that his party was “stolen”, his position as party chairman was usurped and new office bearers were appointed without his knowledge, let alone his consent.

He also said that the party has already suspended Gobi for violating the party’s constitution, and even announced, Zaini, as the acting party secretary-general.

RoS director-general Muhammad Razin Abdullah on Thursday said the RoS was yet to approve the party’s application for a name and logo change as it would continue to investigate the matter and call up members of the party over several other discrepancies.

He also revealed that RoS probe had 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.

Razin also said that the headquarters of the New Gen Party in Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur does not exist at all.

“It is actually a tile retail shop.

“If it was proven that the party provided false information, the New Gen could be deregistered and taken to court for falsification,” said Razin.

Murali is a contributor to MO. He advocates the principle of practising human rights with responsibility.