DAP not afraid of holding fresh CEC polls, says Kit Siang


PETALING JAYA: DAP is not afraid of holding central executive committee (CEC) elections, party strongman Lim Kit Siang said.

He blamed Umno’s “capriciousness” to use the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to sabotage DAP’s preparations for the 14th general election (GE14) to bring about a change of federal government in Putrajaya.

“In the 51-year history of DAP, the party is no stranger to plots and conspiracies by the ruling coalition to sabotage, destabilise and destroy the party.

“The latest such attempt is the ROS directive to hold another re-election of DAP’s CEC based on the 2012 DAP congress delegates’ list.

“This is a most ridiculous directive for the Sept 29, 2013 DAP CEC re-elections were exactly based on the 2012 DAP congress delegates’ list, based on the directive by the RoS,” he said in a blog post today.

Lim questioned why it took the ROS four years to decide that DAP should hold CEC re-elections based on the 2012 Congress delegates’ list, “if the RoS is efficient, competent and reasonable in the discharge of his duties”.

“DAP is not afraid of holding DAP CEC elections, but what is there to prevent a recurrence of this ridiculous situation where, on the flimsiest of grounds, the RoS declares it is withholding its recognition of the newly-elected CEC as it is investigating complaints that the new CEC elections are irregular and takes another four years to declare that there should be re-elections?”

He said this “ridiculous” situation arose as a result of Umno/BN conspiracy to sabotage DAP and cause maximum damage and chaos in the party’s preparations for GE14.

“This is simply because Umno and the BN coalition are worried there is a great possibility that Umno/BN will be voted out of power in the next general election.

“It is significant that up to now, the RoS’ letter to DAP has not been sent.

“I do not believe that any civil servant will act in this manner if there is no interference from his political masters.”