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Thursday September 12, 2013 MYT 7:35:14 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: DAP will proceed with its central executive committee (CEC) election on Sept 29 despite facing a court injunction filed by a former grassroots leader to stop it.
Party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said that it had not been served with any court order to stop the election and would proceed as planned.
“We are concerned that there are continuous attempts to sabotage the party polls.
“We hope that the delegates will turn up to ensure that it will proceed smoothly to avoid de-registration.
“We will continue until we get the instruction from the courts,” he told reporters at the DAP headquarters here yesterday.
Lim was responding to a report that sacked Ladang Paroi DAP branch vice-chairman A. David Dass had filed an injunction to stop the CEC from taking place for allegedly breaching the party’s constitution.
Dass had said that he had decided to file the injunction because he believed that the coming re-election contradicted Clause 8 of the constitution, which stipulated that a party election must be conducted at a national congress.
Lim said that the case would be handled by party chairman Karpal Singh.
It was reported that the Registrar of Societies (ROS) had directed DAP to hold fresh polls following allegations of discrepancies in last year’s party election.
On another matter, Lim, who is also Penang Chief Minister, asked the Home Ministry to be allowed to meet jailed Hindraf leader P. Uthayakumar.
“It’s nothing political and it is based on a humanitarian gesture.
“I have received information that he needed medical attention,” he said.
He also showed copies of letters that he had written to the Prison Department and Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Uthayakumar was jailed for two years and six months since June 5 for sedition.
This was due to his remarks regarding discrimination against the Indian community.
Karpal, when contacted in Penang, confirmed that the party would proceed with its CEC polls on Sept 29.
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