DAP menyuarakan rasa marah mereka terhadap pengumuman Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi berhubung keputusan Suruhanjaya Pendaftar Pertubuhan (ROS) mengarahkan parti itu membatalkan jawatankuasa eksekutif pusat (CEC), sebelum perkara itu dimaklumkan secara bertulis.
Zahid membuat pengumuman itu semalam semalam di majlis berbuka puasa di Putrajaya, tetapi surat daripada ROS kepada DAP hanya dimuktamadkan pagi ini, ketika anggota CEC Anthony Loke pergi ke ibu pejabat suruhanjaya itu untuk pengesahan.
"Kami masih belum menerima notis secara hitam putih. Kami hanya tahu melalui surat khabar," katanya.
Loke (kiri) enggan mengulas lanjut selain mendedahkan bahawa perkara itu akan dibincangkan dalam mesyuarat CEC malam esok.
Menurut in Chew Daily, Zahid memberitahu pemberita bahawa ROS tidak berpuas hati dengan penjelasan DAP berhubung masalah semasa pemilihan jawatankuasa itu sebelum ini.
Zahid juga dilapor menegaskan, beliau tidak campur tangan dengan keputusan ROS.-malaysiakini
ROS invalidates DAP CEC, but no letter yet...
DAP is up in arms over Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's announcement of the Registrar of Societies' (ROS) decision to order the party to invalidate its central executive committee (CEC) election.
The announcement was made yesterday at a breaking of fast event in Putrajaya, even before the ROS has informed the party of this writing.
The ROS' letter to the DAP had yet to be finalised as at this morning, when CEC member Anthony Loke (right) went to the headquarters to seek clarification.
"We have yet to receive any notice in black and white. We only came to know of this through the newspapers," he said.
Loke refused further comment, apart from revealing that the matter would be deliberated by the CEC tomorrow night.
According to Sin Chew Daily, Ahmad Zahid had told reporters that the ROS was not satisfied with the party's explanation of glitches that had cropped up during the CEC election.
He also stressed that he had not interfered with the ROS decision.
ROS letter to be sent out
At the same function, ROS director Abdul Rahman Othman said the DAP must conduct the CEC elections upon receipt of its written instructions.
In January, the DAP had suffered embarrassment after a minor spreadsheet error caused problems with the tabulation of the CEC election results.
The error only affected two individuals - little known Vincent Wu Him Ven and Zairil Khir Johari, who has a higher profile as he is the aide to DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.
However, the matter was only rectified a month later, with Zairil officially making it as one of 20 elected CEC members.
This led to speculation that the results were manipulated to pave Zairil's entry into the CEC, as the sole elected Malay representative.
At the time, party officials said they had to reveal the error in the interests of transparency, despite the guaranteed embarrassment and speculation that would result.-malaysiakini
DAP to hold emergency meeting over 'invalidation'...
The DAP is calling an emergency meeting tomorrow night to deal with the Registrar of Societies’ (ROS) invalidation of the party’s central executive committee (CEC).
The party’s secretary-general, Lim Guan Eng, urged all members and supporters to remain calm while the party deals with the latest development.
Lim described the ROS’ move to invalidate the party’s central executive committee as “an act of political vengeance and victimisation”.
He added that the DAP was never informed beforehand, either verbally or in writing of this directive to hold fresh elections.
Further, the letter promised by ROS to be sent to DAP has not even been prepared or sent, he added.
“Has ROS surrendered its professionalism and integrity to Umno and BN to be a willing tool to fix up BN’s political enemies?” asked Lim in a statement.
Lim expressed shock at the “preemptive and premature” announcement by Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to direct DAP to reconvene party elections yesterday, adding it was an “abuse of power”.
Lim said Ahmad Zahid had made the announcement at an impromptu speech during the ROS’ buka puasa function in Putrajaya.
“He made the announcement without any written grounds on why DAP is required to call for fresh party elections,” said Lim.
He added that when DAP national organising secretary and MP for Seremban Anthony Loke visited the ROS headquarters in Putrajaya this morning, he was informed that the letter was not ready to be sent yet.
‘Fixing up the DAP’
“These events lend suspicion that ROS had clearly pre-judged and made up its mind to fix up the DAP,” said Lim.
“No serious consideration was given to the explanations by DAP that the party elections in December last year were conducted properly, legally and democratically where all qualified delegates were fully informed without any dishonest practice of money politics or hanky panky,” he added.
“The only mistake was in the posting of the results by the returning officer that led to the wrong votes being announced for the successful candidates,” Lim said.
“When this error was discovered, this was admitted to and rectified by the party voluntarily without being exposed by any outside parties,” he added.
“The party is now punished for refusing to hide mistakes and by being honest and truthful,” Lim lamented.
Lim said the party had fully cooperated with ROS and provided all information requested.
For the ROS to claim now that the DAP CEC is not recognised is “self-contradictory” as the registrar’s director-general continues to address him as secretary-general in official letters this year, and even stated that the party is authorised to use the Rocket symbol during the last general election.-malaysiakini