“If scenario 3 happens then Anthony Loke must apologize and concede that Guan Eng has taken advantage and that the observation that Guan Eng had the most to benefit is correct”
Lim Sian See
Yesterday, DAP’s Loke Siew Fook (Anthony Loke) issued an angry statement saying that the “propaganda” which says “Lim Guan Eng has the most to benefit if DAP holds a re-election” is “fitnah paling jahat”.
He says that Guan Eng has no intention to take advantage as in the 8 July 2017 meeting, he did not instruct that the Central Executive Committee (CEC) election must be held as requested by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) – which will pave the way for him to officially start his 3rd and final term as Secretary-General – giving him 5 bonus years as Sec-Gen between 2012 to 2017.
By saying this however, Loke seems to be saying that there are 3 scenarios.
*SCENARIO ONE: Guan Eng has finished his last term as Sec-Gen last year.*
If DAP maintains its stand that the 2013 re-election is valid then Guan Eng will not be Secretary General anymore as his third and final term expired in end 2016.
*SCENARIO TWO: Although eligible, Guan Eng will not offer himself as Sec-Gen anymore and will retire once CEC elections are called.*
Should DAP be forced to satisfy ROS and hold CEC re-elections under protest although they still insist the 2013 elections are valid, Guan Eng, as a matter of principle, will not put himself up from being elected as the Secretary-General.
*SCENARIO THREE: DAP will concede that the 2013 election is not valid and will hold fresh election. Guan Eng will start his 3rd and final term as Sec-Gen.*
Loke said that this scenario is not possible as Guan Eng will not take advantage. But if this happens then Guan Eng would have earned 5 bonus years as Sec-Gen.
He will then start his 3rd and final term as Sec-Gen from 2017 to at least 2021 – on top of his 1st term from 2004 to 2008 and 2nd term from 2008 to 2012.
This will mean Guan Eng can be Secretary-General for 18 years from 2004 to 2021 even though their constitution only allows 3 terms of 3 years each.
If scenario 3 happens then Anthony Loke must apologize and concede that Guan Eng has taken advantage and that the observation that Guan Eng had the most to benefit is correct.
Perhaps Loke should state which SCENARIO is most likely to happen?
PS: Is Loke sending a hint to Guan Eng by issuing his statement yesterday?