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Wednesday October 2, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday October 2, 2013 MYT 10:46:06 AM
by mohd farhaan shah
JOHOR BARU: Maverick Johor DAP chairman Dr Boo Cheng Hau suggested that Kluang MP Liew Chin Tong (pic) should be the next party secretary-general after incumbent Lim Guan Eng vacates the seat in 2017.
He pointed out that Liew, who is also the party strategist, received the highest number of votes in the central executive committee (CEC) polls, which showed that he has the support of party members.
“He (Liew) has the respect of party members after the party’s outcome in the recent general election, especially in Johor.
“Liew always works hard for the party, plus DAP needs to groom young blood to become leaders,” he said during his visit to Taman Melawati here.
Liew, who is said to be responsible for DAP’s foray into Johor, was outstanding in his performance during last Sunday’s CEC polls, garnering 1,438 votes, two more than party adviser Lim Kit Siang.
Liew was placed 15th in last December’s CEC election, which was later nullified by the Registrar of Societies (ROS) over allegations of irregularities.
Back then, Kit Siang and Guan Eng took the first and second spots respectively. Both slid to the second and fifth spots respectively in the fresh polls,
Dr Boo, who finished 18th in the CEC with 961 votes, also said valuable time and energy had been wasted by DAP over the CEC issue and the feud with the ROS.
“Party leaders should be more transparent, especially when it comes to party elections, to avoid unnecessary problems and political attacks that come from the members themselves.
“This should also be applied to all political parties, especially within Pakatan Rakyat, where leaders should shun favouritism and cronyism.”
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