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Monday, 17 July 2017 | MYT 9:33 PM

Ex-Kedah DAP chief suggests panel to oversee CEC re-elections

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Kedah DAP chairman Lee Guan Aik has proposed that an independent body be set up to oversee the party's re-election of its central executive committee (CEC).

He said such a body would ensure that the elections are held in a transparent and fair manner.

"Personally, it's time for an independent body to oversee the re-elections in accordance with the Societies Act.

"This would also ensure that there won't be another hiccup in the re-elections. Otherwise, things are going to be very serious for DAP," Lee said on Monday.

Earlier, DAP legal bureau chairman Gobind Singh Deo said the party had received an official letter from the RoS informing them to hold fresh elections for CEC.

Gobind said the CEC would meet on Wednesday to discuss contents of the letter and issue an official statement.

On July 7, RoS director general Datuk Mohammad Razin Abdullah had ordered the party to hold fresh elections for the 20 CEC members following complaints lodged by party members on the legality of the main office bearers.

Lee also called on DAP's current CEC line-up to relinquish their positions, claiming that they were illegally elected during the 2013 re-elections.

"DAP members would like to see a new line-up of CEC members.

"Today's DAP is different from what it was previously. It had lost its direction and principles due to certain leaders higher up.

"There must be a change and DAP members need to ensure that the party's core principles are maintained."

"We need a new CEC line-up which is in touch with the feelings of the grassroots and believes in democracy and fair play within the party," he added.

 

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