The New Generation Party (or New Gen Party) was neither stolen nor hijacked by anyone.
Whatever decision made regarding the party was done according to rules and regulations of the Societies Act 1966, said S. Gobi Krishnan, who claims to be the party legitimate secretary-general.
He said appointments of Mohamad Ezam Nor as the party chairman and Khairuddin Abu Hassan as the deputy chairman was done legally.
He said that the party supreme council decided on the appointments of Ezam and Khairuddin on March 11 this year.
“There is such position as president of the party. There is only the post of party chairman,” Gobi told newsmen at the lobby of Registrar of Societies headquarters in Putrajaya today.
He claimed that the previous party chairman G. Kumaar Amman quitted his post and he was now only an ordinary member without any power in the New Gen Party.
Kumaar Amman claimed at a press conference yesterday 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 one, Mohamad Zaini Jaafar, as the acting party secretary-general.
But Gobi refuted Kumaar’s claims, questioning on how could Zaini be appointed as the secretary-general when he was not even a party member.
He said that the supreme council would take disciplinary action on Kumaar, adding that a police report would be lodged as well against Zaini for impersonating as a party member as well as on his slanders against the party.
“We are also going to take legal action against TV3, Utusan Malaysia and Bernama for carrying false news,” Gobi said.
He hopes that his press conference will clear the air and confirmed that the new party chairman was Ezam and with Khairuddin as his deputy.