PETALING JAYA: DAP only has itself to blame for what transpired recently with the Registrar of Societies (RoS), said a former party leader, as reported by The Star Online.
It quoted Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim as saying that complaints by DAP’s own members had led to the RoS instructing the party to hold fresh elections for its central executive committee.
“The complaints were lodged by its own members who felt they had been cheated of their rightful place, so it is no use blaming anybody else for what has happened,” said Tunku Abdul Aziz, a former DAP vice-chairman, was quoted as saying.
He added that DAP also had the responsibility to prove that it “plays by the rules” since it claimed it had the legitimacy to lead the country.
“At the moment they are in a hung state, in a state of suspended animation. All they need to do is just comply and re-elect (the CEC) based on the 2012 attendance list and that will be it,” he was quoted as saying.
Allegations that RoS wanted to de-register the opposition party had also been debunked following its action, he said adding that DAP had, so far, ignored directives by RoS to correct the problem.
He also said the recent move by RoS had brought relief to party members who were unhappy with how the party has been managed.
He said the RoS’ instructions had brought relief to DAP members who were unhappy with the way the party has been managed.
“There is at last some glimmer of hope that the mistakes made will be rectified,” he added.