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Published: Saturday January 19, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday April 22, 2013 MYT 6:37:33 PM

Group protests against DAP polls

GEORGE TOWN: A group of people held a protest in front of Komtar over the recent DAP polls they wanted the party to nullify it and hold a fresh election.

Describing the result as tainted, the group, which claims to be in support of Indian leaders, wanted to see a clean election within the Pakatan Rakyat coalition.

“We want the party to call for another election to show that there is transparency,” the group's representative, A. Loganathan, said.

He said a bigger demonstration would be held if their pleas were ignored.

The error in the central executive committee (CEC) election was brought to light three weeks after the national congress was held in Penang on Dec 15 and 16.

DAP chairman Karpal Singh had admitted that the whole fiasco was “an embarrassing mistake that should not have happened”.

It was reported that only three Indian candidates Karpal, Gobind Singh Deo and M. Kulasegaran made it to the top 20 during the election.

Penang Deputy Chief Minister Dr P. Ramasamy was voted out of the CEC but was later appointed to the committee.

In an unrelated development, a group representing several Malay NGOs handed a memorandum to Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas concerning certain individuals who had allegedly persuaded Muslims to convert to other religions.

Penang Muslim Network coordinator Mohamed Hafiz Nordin hoped the governor would convey the message to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah.

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