AP to hold fresh CEC elections as requested by ROS, says
PETALING JAYA: The DAP will hold fresh elections for the
central executive committee (CEC) as requested by the
Registrar or Societies to avert deregistration of the
party, said party chairman Karpal Singh on Thursday.
He said in a statement that even though the ROS’s
directive “does not have the sanctity or authority of
law, in the larger interests of the party, and to avert
deregistration of the party, the CEC resolved last
night, to hold fresh CEC elections.”
“The DAP had made every effort to receive from the
Registrar of Societies the reasons for his directive and
the law upon which that directive had been based.
“In fact, DAP Secretary-General, Lim Guan Eng, as recent
as a few days ago, sought to meet up with the Registrar
of Societies to discuss the position but the ROS
declined to give him an appointment.
“To compound the position, the party’s repeated requests
to the Registrar of Societies to be supplied with the
complaints made against the party have been futile.
“Under the circumstances, it is with regret, that as
directed by the Registrar of Societies, the CEC of term
2008-2011 will meet up next Thursday to make the
necessary preparations for the fresh CEC elections,” he