KUALA LUMPUR: DAP must abide by the Registrar of Societies’ (RoS) order to hold the party’s central executive committee (CEC) re-election, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak.
He said the situation was not unique to DAP as Umno had also once been declared illegal by the courts in the 1980s.
“To me, what is important is that all meeting matters of any organisation or association must be in accordance with the prescribed party regulations.
“In this DAP issue, the objection was made by DAP members themselves and the RoS made a reasonable decision based on the objection,” he told reporters when attending the Aidilfitri 2017 celebration organised by the Malaysian Broadcasting Department in Angkasapuri here today.
Salleh said the RoS had acted based on facts and asked DAP to hold a CEC re-election to allow the delegates to elect 20 legitimate and recognised CEC members.
Meanwhile, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today said DAP would reveal its options on the issue of the CEC re-election after its meeting with the RoS.
On July 7, RoS director-general Mohammad Razin Abdullah said DAP must hold a fresh election that is legitimate and transparent for its CEC.