No fresh re-election until meet with RoS, says Guan Eng

Jul 8, 2017
Lim speaking to the press after the CEC meeting at the party’s headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Azrol Ali

KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP will not hold a fresh re-election for its central executive committee (CEC) until it has met with the Registrar of Societies (RoS), said its secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

“DAP firmly asserts that the election had already been called in accordance with RoS directives in its letter dated July 30, 2013. Therefore the question of another election does not arise,” he read from a prepared press statement following a CEC meeting today.

It was reported that RoS director-general Datuk Mohammad Razin Abdullah had said the appointment of CEC members and people who hold key positions in DAP based on its re-election on Sept 29, 2013, was deemed unlawful.

“The re-election should be based on the list of delegates entitled to attend and vote in the CEC election on Dec 15, 2012 which involved 2,576 delegates from 865 branches,” reported Bernama.

“This is because only valid and recognised CEC members can appoint individuals to the main positions, in accordance with the Societies Act 1966 and DAP’s constitution.”

Lim said DAP would seek a meeting with the RoS as soon as it receives the letter from the RoS to obtain clarification in respect of the decision as set out in their press statement.

He added that the party was “mystified” by the premise of the RoS directing it to hold fresh re-election as stated in their press statement.

The DAP, he said had already conducted a re-election of its CEC members on Sept 29, 2013 according to an ROS directive pursuant to their letter on July 20, 2013.

“The result of the re-election was communicated to the RoS on Nov 8, 2013 pursuant to the provision of our Constitution and Society Act 1966,” he said.

“It is clear from the report that we used the 2012 party delegates list which involved 2,576 qualified delegates.”