18 APR 2013 06:47PM
By Lam Seng Fatt and Noorsila Abd Majid
KUALA LUMPUR: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has called the Registrar of Societies (ROS) move not to recognise its Central Executive Committee (CEC) as “political assassination”.
He also called for The Election Commission (EC) to issue a statement in black and white to prove that DAP can still use its Rocket symbil in in the upcoming 13trh General Election, as reported by The Star.
“We can’t take the chances,” Lim said during a press conference at the DAP headquarters here. “So many promises have been broken. By not recognising our CEC, that means our office bearers are not recognised as officials by the authorities. So, they can’t authorise the candidates to use our party symbol.”
According to Lim, the crisis started when ROS issued two letters with two conflicting messages on April 17. The first letter stated that the inquiry on the CEC – which was caused by a slip-up on non-CEC member Vincent Wu during the last party election on Dec 15, has been postponed to May 9.
The second letter, which was received on April 18, stated that the ROS do not recognise the CEC.
When asked if DAP would consider standing in the election as independent candidates, Lim said: ”We don’t want to contest as independent. We won’t be able to tap on the coalition party’s strength. We also have to fight other independent candidates. So we have partners – PAS and PKR – who will allow us to contest under their banners.”
As a sign of solidarity, PAS secretary general, Datuk Mustafa Ali and PKR secretary general, Saifuddin Nasution Ismail were also present at the press conference.
Lim said DAP will likely contest in peninsular Malaysia under the PAS ticket and in Sabah and Sarawak under the PKR banner.
He urged on Barisan Nasional to fight “fair and square” instead of sabotaging DAP. ’It’s political assassination! We’re stabbed in the back!’
On whether by using the PAS banner will diminish the Chinese support for DAP, Lim said: “Let it be spoken at the ballot box. When we use PAS symbol, people will see how they (the ruling party) have victimised and prosecuted DAP.” - ABN News
But the fact is this: the crisis did not start with the ROS. We all know that. The crisis started when DAP members demanded a probe into their party's CEC election boo-boo last December. It was also his own members also demanded that Guan Eng call for fresh CEC elections after the fiasco. The ROS had to investigate.
It's all here, Guan Eng, you can't fool all of us all of the time. You have been stabbed in the back, yes, but by your own members. Assassinated (such a grand word, why not just just opt for, er, screwed? or fucked?) by your own members.
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p.s And if the Registrar thought it was doing Guan Eng a favor, it's got it coming. A lot of quarters are riled by the RoS' ruling, which they deem as too bloody lenient.