DAP will only hold CEC polls if RoS agrees to meet

(The Star) – DAP will not hold fresh polls for its 20 central executive committee (CEC) members until the Registrar of Societies (RoS) agrees to meet with the party, says Anthony Loke.

The DAP national organising secretary said that this was because the RoS needs to verify the party’s list of delegates who are eligible to vote. It also needs to approve the party’s nominated independent body to supervise the CEC polls.

“The list of names and the proposed independent monitoring body is subject to their approval.

“Without their approval, we just can’t move forward. The meeting between us and the RoS director-general is very important. We still do not understand why the RoS refuses to meet us,” he told reporters after handing over a letter to the RoS at its headquarters here.

The letter was received by an RoS representative.


The RoS, in a statement on July 7, said it had no intention of de-registering DAP but ordered the party to hold fresh elections for the CEC.

RoS had deemed that the re-election in 2013 was not carried out based on the list of delegates authorised to attend and vote in earlier polls held on Dec 15, 2012.

Director-general Datuk Mohammad Razin Abdullah on Wednesday said the RoS was firm in its decision that DAP must hold a re-election for its CEC.

On the party’s request to hold a meeting on the matter, Mohammad Razin said: “DAP need only write to RoS if they require any clarification.”

This came a day after DAP disputed RoS’ contention that qualified delegates were denied the right to vote during the CEC re-election in 2013.