KUALA LUMPUR – DAP says it will not hold fresh elections for its central executive committee (CEC) until it meets with the Registrar of Societies (RoS).
The CEC said in a statement after a two-hour meeting on Saturday that the “question of a fresh re-election does not arise.”
“The DAP will seek a meeting with the RoS as soon as we receive the letter from the RoS to obtain clarification in respect of the decision as set out in their press statement.
“DAP firmly assert that the re-election had already been called in accordance with their directive in their letter dated July 30, 2013. Therefore the question of a fresh re-election does not arise.
“Nevertheless, we are prepared to meet the RoS to discuss the matter further,” said secretary-general Lim Guan Eng (pic) who read out the statement at a press conference.
On Friday, RoS director-general Datuk Mohammad Razin Abdullah said DAP was not deregistered but it had to hold new elections for the CEC.
Mohammad Razin said based on complaints from DAP members, the 2013 re-election process of CEC members and main office bearers was not legally carried out.
DAP said it was shocked at the RoS statement that the CEC re-election in 2013 was invalid.
“Making this statement four years later is intended to cripple our party’s administration and jeopardizes our preparation for GE14.
“We have yet to receive an official letter from the ROS conveying their decision to us.
“We are mystified by the premise of the RoS directing us to hold fresh re-election as stated in their media statement yesterday.
“The DAP had already conducted a re-election of its CEC members on Sept 29, 2013 according to the directive of the RoS pursuant to their letter dated July 30, 2013.
“The result of the re-election was communicated to the RoS on Nov 8, 2013 pursuant to the provision of our Constitution and Societies Act 1966.
“It is clear from the report that we used the 2012 party delegates list which involved 2,576 qualified delegates,” the CEC said in the statement.