DAP grassroots want CEC re-election, say ROS


(Bernama) – DAP should hold its central executive committee (CEC) re-election immediately as this is what the party grassroots want, said Registrar of Societies (ROS) director-general Datuk Abdul Rahman Othman.

In a statement Sunday, he said this was the best decision and which would also show transparency on the part of the party leadership, which had promised the public that it would implement whatever decision announced by ROS.

Abdul Rahman said all matters related to any body was handled in accordance with the Societies Act 1966 and ROS made the decision on the CEC election issue based on the statements given by the parties involved.

He said the Act did not provide the need for ROS to explain the matter to the public, adding that ROS took a humanistic approach with regard to the DAP leadership.

On July 30, ROS ordered DAP to hold a CEC re-election and informed that he was not satisfied with the explanation given by the party on the issue of manipulation of votes during the CEC election.

A day later, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng questioned the legal provisions used by ROS in making the decision.

Lim was also reported to have said that DAP would not abide by the directive given by ROS issued via a notice for the CEC election be reconvened as long as the order was not fully explained.