The ROS basis for re-election is completely unfounded and based on fake news. Hence, the DAP hopes that the ROS will grant us a clarification meeting to discuss the way forward.

DAP has received official notification from the Registrar of Societies (ROS) with regards to the “Re-Election of the DAP Central Executive Committee” dated 17 July 2017.

We are stunned by the decision of the ROS to “advise” the re-election of the 2013 CEC members based on two totally false and unfounded reasons.

The ROS said that there were qualified delegates for the DAP CEC Re-election held in 2013 who were denied their rights to vote.

This is FALSE.

The number of qualified delegates for the DAP CEC Re-election held in 2013 were exactly the same as that of the 2012 CEC election.  This was confirmed by independent auditors who carried out and witnessed the 2013 Re-election.  Notices were also delivered to every qualified delegate and the proof of postage was previously submitted to the ROS in 2014.

The ROS also said that there was discrepancy between the number of qualified delegates because there were a reported 865 qualified branches in the 2012 CEC election while there were a reported 985 branches in 2013. This allegedly showed an additional 120 branches for the 2013 re-election.

This is FALSE.

There were 751 qualified branches in 2012. The same 2,576 delegates from the same 751 qualified branches were notified for 2013 CEC re-election.

There were indeed a total of 985 branches in DAP in 2013.  However, only 751 branches with 2,576 delegates were qualified to vote in the 2013 re-election.

There were never 865 qualified branches for the 2012 CEC election.  The first time the number 865 was ever raised was a claim made by a fabricated “Laporan Equiti: Penipuan Pemilihan CEC” report by a ficticious “Father Augustus Chen”.

Lim Kit Siang won his defamation case against Utusan Malaysia’s publisher over the paper’s “Father Augustus Chen” report, and was awarded RM250,000 in damages by the Kuala Lumur High Court on 10 December 2014.

The question hence is why is the ROS making its decision based on a court-confirmed fictitious report.

In addition, we refute the stand now taken by the ROS that all decisions made by the CEC elected in 2013 are null and void.  The ROS should be reminded of the agreement arrived with the DAP on 23 September 2014 in the KL High Court where “the ROS recognises that the DAP CEC elected on 29.9.2013 may carry out all its powers, functions and duties in the administration of the daily affairs of the DAP in accordance with the Constitution of the DAP”.

We wish to reiterate that the DAP is not afraid of holding party elections.  The term of the current CEC elected in 2013 is expiring and we are in the process of organising the Congress to elect a new CEC.  It is ridiculous that the ROS now wants the DAP to hold another re-election based on the 2012 delegates list, instead of the 2017 list.

There are currently several options available to the DAP, including holding the re-election under protest as well as mounting a legal challenge against the decision of the ROS.  In the mean time we will make efforts to meet with the ROS to discuss the way forward.  However, efforts to meet the Registrar so far has been unsuccessful.

We hope that in the interest of justice and fair-play, the Registrar can act responsibly and professionally to meet us soon.

(Media Statement by Lim Guan Eng, DAP Secretary-General in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, 19 July 2017)

 

社团注册局要求重选的依据是完全站不住脚的,并且只是立基于假新闻。因此,民主行动党希望社团注册局与我们开会,让我们澄清真相及讨论下一步行动。

民主行动党已经收到社团注册局志期2017年7月17日,关于“民主行动党中委会重选”的正式通知。

对于社团注册局基于两个完全错误和毫无根据的理由,“建议”重选2013年中委会成员的决定,我们感到震惊。

1. 社团注册局说, 2013年举行的民主行动党中委会重选有合格代表被剥夺了投票权。

这是错误的。

2013年举行的民主行动党重选的合格代表人数与2012年中委会选举完全相同。独立审计人员执行并见证了2013年的重选,也确认了这一点。重选通知也已寄交给每个合格代表,邮资凭证已在2014年提交给社团注册局。

2. 社团注册局也说,合格代表人数有差距,因为据报道2012年中委会选举中有865个合格支部,2013年则据报道有985个支部。这个未经证实的指责显示,2013年的重选多了120个支部。

这是错误的。

(i) 2012年共有751个合格支部。来自同样的751个合格支部的2,576名代表,都被知会了2013年的中委会重选。

(ii) 2013年,民主行动党确实有985个支部。无论如何,只有751个支部的2,576名代表有资格在2013年的重选投票。

(iii) 与2012年中委会选举的从来不是865个合格支部。865这个数字首次出现在虚构的陈奥古斯特神父伪造的声明《一个公道者:中委会选举的诈骗》。

(iv) 2014年12月10日,林吉祥针对陈奥古斯特神父的报道,控告《马来西亚前锋报》的出版社诽谤,结果取得胜诉,并获得吉隆坡高等法庭判予RM250,000的损害赔偿。

因此,问题是为什么社团注册局根据法庭确认的虚构报道作出决定。

另外,我们驳斥社团注册局现在采取的立场,即由2013年选举而组成的中委会的所有决定都是无效的。社团注册局应该记得2014年9月23日在吉隆坡高等法庭与民主行动党达成的协议——“社团注册局承认,2013年9月29日选出的民主行动党中委会,可以根据民主行动党党章,执行民主行动党日常管理的所有权力、职能和职责。”

我们要重申,民主行动党不怕举行党选。2013年选出的现任中委会任期即将届满,而且我们正在组织大会选举新的中委会。社团注册局现在要求民主行动党根据2012年代表名单再次重选,而不是根据2017年的名单,是非常荒谬的事。

目前,民主行动党有几个选择,包括不情愿地举行重选,以及对社团注册局的决定提出法律挑战。与此同时,我们将尽力与社团注册局会面,讨论下一步行动。无论如何,到目前为止,与社团注册官会面的努力一直未成功。

我们希望,为了正义和公平竞争起见,社团注册官可以负责任地并专业地采取行动,尽快与我们会面。

(民主行动党秘书长林冠英于2017年7月19日(星期三)在吉隆坡发布的媒体文告)