This article was written to counter claims by Anthony Loke Siew Fook (refer news item below) that the DAP is getting ‘special treatment’ from the RoS. Presented in point format, it serves to demonstrate just how Lim Guan Eng and his father, Lim Kit Siang, are attempting to hoodwink the rakyat by getting you to believe that the RoS is out to sabotage the DAP
THE THIRD FORCE
1. On the 18th of April 2013, Guan Eng told a press conference at Wisma DAP that the RoS was “playing politics” to sabotage the party’s chances at the (then upcoming) general election.
2. The DAP Secretary General even added that the “evil and wicked” Barisan Nasional (BN) government was using “underhanded tactics” to undermine the DAP
3. Ever since then, he and his father have been to town on multiple occasions, impressing upon people that BN under Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak was “the worst BN in national history.”
4. Guan Eng went so far as to tell newsmen that previous BN administrations would simply “take you on,” but under Najib, they just “knock you out though political assassination.”
5. But has the DAP Secretary General ever adduced evidence to substantiate all these claims?
6. The fact is, Guan Eng wants you to believe that BN is attempting to destroy his career. He will stop at nothing to deliver this impression and even accused the ruling coalition of fabricating a bungalow-for-land scam conspiracy just to send him to jail.
7. Question is, if indeed the ruling coalition was toying with the law to destroy his career, why has he yet to trigger action pursuant to law?
Because he can’t.
8. The fact is, Guan Eng and his men – Liew Chin Tong and Anthony Loke included – rigged the party’s 2012 and 2013 polls to “kill off” its vice-chairman, Tan Seng Giaw.
9. According to reports, the second poll saw the emergence of 120 “phantom branches,” which the DAP Secretary General insists never sent delegates to vote
But that is a big fat lie.
10. The truth is, Guan Eng secretly approved a lot more than 120 branches just to “legitimize” the delegates his men ‘smuggled’ into the election hall in 2012.
11. However, the “new branches” were unconstitutional, given that the CEC was declared illegal and therefore, lacked jurisdiction to approve anything.
12. Trapped, Guan Eng attempted to shift the conversation by insisting that the number 120 made its first appearance in a “court confirmed fictitious report” by a “fictitious Father Augustus Chen.”
13. But it wasn’t the first time the DAP pulled on that thread. In 2013, Guan Eng’s own father accused UMNO of fabricating the report as part of its “war-room psy-war” campaign against the DAP.”
14. Still, it was the junior Lim who fired the ultimate salvo by accusing the RoS of hinging its decision squarely on the report. Of course, that was just another one of his many, many lies.
Do you know why?
15. Because the existence of the “phantom branches” was first made mention not by “Father Augustus Chen,” but by a group of disgruntled party members who were denied invitation letters to the 2012 and 2013 polls.
16. The group, which lodged reports with the RoS, raised concerns that the 2013 re-election was illegal as the party’s constitution did not provision for an election to be carried out through a ‘Special Congress’.
But never mind that.
17. On the 15th of August 2013, the late Karpal Singh told newsmen that the party had resolved to convene a ‘Special Congress’ to re-elect its CEC despite finding the RoS directive lacking “the sanctity and authority of law.”
18. Now, as you may probably have guessed, even the great Karpal Singh lied!
19. He hid from newsmen the fact that the RoS had instructed the DAP to amend the party constitution to allow a “Special Congress” to conduct elections.
20. In fact, on the 2nd of September 2013, the RoS revealed that it had yet to receive necessary documents to validate a ‘Special Congress’, warning the party to comply with all procedures before conducting a re-election.
But that’s not all.
21. On the 18th of July 2017, Dato’ Eric See-To pointed out that the DAP “knowingly” and “voluntarily” held their “excel error” CEC election on the 15th of December 2012, just two and a half months shy of the 12th general election deadline.
22. According to the Barisan National Strategic Communications deputy director, the question of there being an element of sabotage did not arise, as “the five-year anniversary for the nation to go into polls falls on the 5th of May 2018, giving the DAP nine months to conduct a re-election and prepare for the general election.”
23. Given all the above, it is clear that Guan Eng and his men are deliberately manipulating circumstances surrounding the CEC polls just to find fault with the RoS.
Question is, why?
24. Simple – to extend Guan Eng’s term as Secretary General.
25. In 2003, the DAP imposed a three-term limit for that post, meaning, had the RoS not intervened, Guan Eng would no longer be Secretary General of the party.
26. By rigging the elections, not only did he guarantee himself a free pass into the CEC, he stretched his term as Secretary General by playing pucks with the RoS.
27. Yes, Guan Eng emerged victor on all rounds.
28. Given the above, it is imperative that the RoS takes extreme measures – within the confines of its limitations – to ensure that the CEC re-election is conducted fairly and without prejudice for the sake of DAP members and all the party’s supporters.
KUALA LUMPUR: DAP must fulfil 11 conditions for its upcoming central executive committee (CEC) re-election, including one that party leaders tout as “unprecedented” for a political organisation.
Its national organising secretary Anthony Loke said the Registrar of Societies (RoS) has instructed the party to publish a Call Notice in all major newspapers informing delegates of the CEC re-election date.
DAP is also required to have the newspapers print the call notice on the same date the delegates are to receive the formal letters informing them of the polling date.
“DAP is getting special treatment from the RoS,” Loke quipped at the press conference held at the party’s headquarters here today.
“This is unprecedented… no political parties in history have ever received such instructions and yet we have.
“But it’s OK. We will fulfil it,” the Seremban MP added.
RoS and DAP recently came to an agreement on the terms and conditions for a third re-election after a five-year legal deadlock.
The regulator announced yesterday that it had agreed to the appointment of an independent auditor to oversee the polling process.
RoS Director General Datuk Mohammad Razin Abdullah said DAP has already appointed Grant Thornton to hold the re-elections on November 12.
The American audit firm is auditing the list of delegates and in the process of making the necessary arrangements to meet the conditions set by the RoS, Penang Chief Minister and DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng said today.
Speaking at the same press conference, Lim said the party will publicise the list once the audit is finalised.
“Holding the third re-election will prove that we have nothing to hide nor fear,” Lim told reporters.
The RoS had deemed the election of DAP’s CEC members and key positions through the re-election on September 29, 2013, as unlawful. The re-election was held after the RoS ruled the 2012 polls as invalid due to a tabulation error.