KUALA LUMPUR: The Registrar of Societies (RoS) deems DAP as a legal party and up to this point, has no intention of deregistering the party.
In a statement issued today, RoS director-general Datuk Mohammad Razin Abdullah however said DAP has to hold a fresh election for its Central Executive Committee (CEC).
Based on complaints made by DAP members who were unhappy over the reelection held in 2013, RoS deems DAP’s CEC members as well as those holding the main positions in the party as invalid.
On Sept 29, 2013, DAP held a reelection for its CEC members following an error that affected its election results, which was held the previous year.
“The reelection held must be based on the list of members who should attend and vote for the CEC as of Dec 15, 2012, involving 2,576 members from 865 branches,” Mohammad Razin said.
“Therefore, RoS is taking the stand in which DAP must conduct a fresh CEC election, legally and in a transparent manner to ensure members can elect 20 new CEC members that are legitimate and recognised.
“Only CEC members that are legitimate and recognised can appoint the top leadership in accordance to the Societies Act 1966 and DAP’s party constitution,” he added.
Mohammad Razin said this is important in the eyes of the law as those appointed to the top leadership of the party will have the authority to sign the letters for party candidates to contest in the general election, recognised by the Election Commission (EC).
He added that RoS will issue a directive to DAP to conduct a fresh election for its CEC members. – MO