“Lim is once again playing the sympathy card in saying that DAP may not be allowed to use its party logo in the 14th general election”
KUALA LUMPUR: Gerakan vice-president Datuk Dr Dominic Lau believes DAP should save itself from being de-registered first before talking about saving the country.
He said DAP, which claimed to be trying to save Malaysia from becoming a failed state, cannot even solve the issue concerning the validity of the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC).
Lau said the matter had not been resolved with the Registrar of Societies (RoS) despite it having dragged on for four years now.
He also criticised DAP parliamentary leader and party supremo Lim Kit Siang for using the party’s predicament to fish for sympathy from voters.
“Lim is once again playing the sympathy card in saying that DAP may not be allowed to use its party logo in the 14th general election.
“The public would do well to remember that Lim had brought up the same issue in the previous general election,” he said in a statement.
He said Lim, who is claiming to be a victim of a Barisan Nasional / Umno conspiracy, deserves nothing but disdain.
He added that since Pakatan Harapan parties have settled on a common logo to represent its four-party coalition, DAP would have no problem in contesting in the coming general election.
On Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also Home Minister, said DAP’s fate is expected to be known next week when he meets RoS director-general Datuk Mohammad Razin Abdullah.
Ahmad Zahid said there is no effort to de-register DAP or otherwise.
RoS had not recognised the validity of the party’s CEC following complaints lodged by DAP members against its leaders for conducting unfair and undemocratic poll in the December 15, 2012 party election.
Source: NST Online