Revelations by former DAP vice chairman Zulkifli Mohd Noor where he alleged that DAP likens its Malay members to a “50sen race (and that without them, DAP will not be able to reach 1million members)”, exposes the fact that to consolidate their power, DAP CEC top honchos manipulated the results of their party polls last December. His comments also indicate that in order to cover up their own problems, DAP leaders will not hesitate to pin blame on Barisan Nasional and the Registrar of Societies and slandering both entities as having an intent to cause DAP to be declared an illegal political party.
As a senior DAP leader who is a Malay, Zulkifli’s revelations at a press conference on 19 September 2013 suggests that in order to consolidate their party position, DAP Secretary General Lim Guan Eng had manipulated the DAP polls last year. Questions must be raised on the errors in the results which appear to be fraudulent.
DAP had repeated accused BN and RoS of compelling the re-elections of the DAP CEC to be held. Undoubtedly, Zulkifli’s remarks are a slap on DAP’s face as it indicates that DAP was never truthful from the start until the finish, whereby behind closed-doors, results of DAP’s controversial party elections could actually be modified.
In fact, when DAP’s election results were disputed, suddenly modifications were carried out to the results which indicates the entire process was undemocratic, unjust and never transparent. DAP had even complained that BN had conspired with the RoS, but now DAP’s own member, Zulkifli has unmasked DAP’s true face.
DAP now claims that the CEC re-elections will be fully supervised to ensure no occurrences of fraud. However, Zulkifli had discovered that DAP leaders were suspected to cause the outcome of the results behind closed doors. Hence, the RoS instructing DAP to convene re-elections is the correct instruction.
I agree with Zulkifli’s remarks that this month’s DAP election results will prove whether DAP fulfills its “Malaysian Malaysia” slogan and will identify whether last December’s results and incident were a fact or fraud.
Tan Cheng Liang
Wanita MCA Penang Chairman