Two DAP mem­bers hand over protest memo over party re-elec­tion

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PU­TRA­JAYA: Two DAP mem­bers yes­ter­day handed over a me­moran­dum to the Reg­is­trar of So­ci­eties over their dis­sat­is­fac­tion that the party re-elec­tion for its Cen­tral Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee on Nov 12 is via a spe­cial congress and not a na­tional congress.

The deputy chair­man of DAP’s Ta­man Eh­san branch in Klang, L. Pan­ner­sel­vam said Clause VIII of Ar­ti­cle 8 of the party’s con­sti­tu­tion stated that a spe­cial congress can only be con­vened to dis­cuss spe­cific mat­ters and not for the pur­pose of elec­tions.

“We have no knowl­edge whether the con­sti­tu­tion has been amended (to al­low for elec­tions via a spe­cial congress,” he told reporters be­fore hand­ing over the me­moran­dum to ROS’ head­quar­ters here.

The other DAP mem­ber, G. Asoghan, from the Ba­gan Luar branch in But­ter­worth, claimed that 10 weeks no­tice must be given to each branch be­fore elec­tions are held.

“Both of were were vot­ing del­e­gates when the elec­tion (for the CEC) was held in 2012 and each branch re­ceived 10 weeks no­tice. This time there is none,” he said.

ROS has or­dered DAP to hold fresh elec­tions for the CEC af­ter it did not recog­nise the re­sults of the orig­i­nal elec­tion held on Dec 15, 2012 and the re-elec­tion held on Sept 29, 2013. - Ber­nama

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