KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP will not be able to nominate candidates to contest the next general election if they do not follow the instruction from the Registrar of Societies (RoS), says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic).
Dr Ahmad Zahid, who is Home Minister, said this is because the Societies Act 1966 states that the letter of appointment for a party's election candidates must be signed by a party office bearer who has been given the mandate of the party.
"If the lineup of party leaders who want to submit a candidate is not recognised by the RoS, then the letter of appointment cannot be issued or accepted.
"As a result, candidates from the party cannot contest," Dr Ahmad Zahid told the media after opening the Gombak Umno division meeting here Sunday.
In a statement on Friday, the RoS had said that it had no intention of deregistering DAP, but ordered the party to hold fresh elections for its CEC members.
Following complaints from DAP members, RoS had deemed that the re-election in 2013 was not carried out based on the list of delegates authorised to attend and vote in earlier polls held on Dec 15, 2012. – Bernama