The Registrar of Societies (ROS) has rejected the applications by both Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) and the Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (MUDA) to be registered as official political parties
Pejuang's lawyer Mior Nor Haidir Suhaimi said that he received a letter from the ROS on the matter on Wednesday, 6 January, following which the party has withdrawn its application for a leave in judicial review.
Last month, Pejuang secretary-general Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah filed a judicial review application to challenge the action of the ROS, which had yet to approve the party's registration.
Meanwhile, Malaysiakini reported that the ROS did not state a reason why it rejected MUDA's application.
Pejuang, which is an offshoot of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), was formed in August last year, while MUDA was formed in September
Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, the leaders of the two new parties, were once part of Bersatu when it was in coalition with Pakatan Harapan.
Syed Saddiq, the 27-year-old member of Parliament (MP) from Muar, who founded MUDA, had said that the party will contest in the 15th General Election (GE15) if it is registered in time.
According to Syed Saddiq, it will be "Malaysia's very first youth-led, multiracial, multireligious political party" that will fight for the interests of not just young people but all Malaysians.
Speaking to BFM's Breakfast Grille in September, he had said that MUDA will fight for "young and old, Malay, Chinese, Indian, Iban, Kadazan, for the interest of middle Malaysia".
Last month, Syed Saddiq fulfilled his promise to shave his head bald after managing to raise RM383,000 in a fundraising campaign: