RoS tells DAP to heed its order for re-election


PUTRAJAYA: The Registrar of Societies (RoS) wants DAP to abide by its instructions for the party to hold a re-election to choose office bearers for its central executive committee (CEC).

Its director-general Mohammad Razin Abdullah said if the party failed to do so, DAP’s CEC will not be recognised and the committee will not be able to function legitimately.

He said the RoS maintained its stand that DAP hold a legitimate and transparent re-election for a new CEC, enabling the party’s delegates to elect 20 valid and recognised CEC members.

“If DAP remains stubborn, any decision made by the CEC and office-bearers will be considered illegal,” he said when contacted here today.

Yesterday, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said there would be no re-election for the CEC as the order issued by the RoS was based on false reports.

Meanwhile Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak urged DAP to abide by the instructions of the RoS to hold a re-election of its CEC.

On Monday, the RoS sent a letter to DAP instructing it to hold a re-election of its CEC, giving the party 14 days to officially respond.

Asked about the implications of DAP’s stubborn attitude on the issue, Mohammad Razin said the matter fell under the jurisdiction of the Election Commission (EC).

“If, within 14 days from Monday, DAP does not give an official response to the RoS, we will take other action under the Societies Act 1966,” he said.

Mohammad Razin said DAP could contact the RoS by sending a letter, and the RoS would reply in a similar manner.