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by ian mcintyre AND oh chin eng
GEORGE TOWN: A DAP veteran and a former party leader have taken the party to task over the just-concluded central executive committee elections, which they allege were not free, fair or transparent.
Zulkifli Mohd Noor, who failed in his bid to be elected into the CEC, claimed that party delegates were coerced into voting in the same leaders elected in the botched elections last December.
“The results may have been pre-determined by certain leaders. This is unhealthy and it does not reflect the principle of transparency advocated by the party,” he said at a press conference here yesterday.
Zulkifli, a DAP members for 26 years and a former deputy secretary-general and national vice-chairman, also alleged that the party had strayed from its struggle.
He claimed that the party was now infiltrated by “outsiders,” some of whom are former MCA and MIC members.
Former Jalan Bagan Luar DAP branch chairman G. Asoghan alleged that the delegates were denied the right to speak up at the recent special congress.
“Only party chairman Karpal Singh and secretary-general Lim Guan Eng were allowed to speak and campaign.
“Why were the delegates not given the chance to speak?” he asked at a press conference in Butterworth.
State DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow had said he did not think disciplinary action should be initiated against Zulkifli for his outburst against the party.
Lim also evaded a question on whether action should be taken against Zulkifli, saying: “We cannot take it seriously if it comes from him.”
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