Will the ROS Datuk Abdul Rahman Othman dare to meet me after Hari Raya holidays to explain why he believe the unsubstantiated lies of Utusan Malaysia(UM) and New Straits Times(NST) instead of facts verified by an accounting firm and state the reasons for that DAP has to conduct fresh elections? I have written a letter to him requesting such a meeting.
ROS has repeatedly behaved unprofessionally, unethically and even unlawfully by making media announcements that had no factual or legal basis. Worse, the ROS makes announcements in the media without any written replies, giving the strong impression of wanting to politicise the issue for the benefit of BN instead of fulfilling their duties in regulating the Societies impartially and lawfully.
By reiterating in the press that there must be fresh re-elections because he is dissatisfied without needing to give reasons, the ROS is behaving as if he is a King whereby he can make any diktats at his whim and fancy. Is Datuk Abdul Rahman refusing to give reasons because he has no valid reasons to give?
The DAP had fully co-operated with the Registrar of Societies and if the ROS claims otherwise, he should show proof as we have met ROS and provided all information as requested. If the ROS dares not meet me, then that validates our fears that this new directive is an act of political victimisation and revenge against the DAP.
DAP had admitted that a computer glitch at the DAP Congress in Penang caused the wrong announcement of the successful candidates. There was no mistake either in vote counting or tabulation but only in posting the results, leading to one candidate Vincent Wu wrongly announced as a successful candidate when it should be Zairil Khir Johari.
This mistake had been duly rectified by reinstating Zairil Khir Johari as the winning candidate. DAP had fully explained this honest mistake to the officials from the Registrar of Societies by furnishing all relevant materials. The mistake was admitted voluntarily by DAP without being exposed by ROS or BN in the interests of upholding transparency and accountability. DAP is now being punished for being honest and truthful and is a victim of an abuse of power.
DAP has right to know the reasons why and under what powers the Registrar of Societies is directing the DAP to hold re-election of its Central Executive Committee (CEC), which was elected in the DAP Party Congress in Penang last December. To hint that the DAP grassroots want elections because 753 DAP delegates had been denied their right to attend the DAP Congress in Penang last December is a lie.
There are no complaints made by as many as 753 delegates that they were not notified of the Congress. So is the false claim of 547 “phantom” delegates attending the Congress, which are all lies concocted by the imagination of UM and NST. Only a few members out of 200,000 DAP members complained. If that is the basis, then PR have a greater claim towards being the Federal government due to the majority popular support of 51% during the last general elections.
As the ROS appears to believe these lies by UM and NST, DAP has no choice but to sue the BN-controlled media for defamation to expose these lies. Is the failure by ROS to state the reasons because ROS know that these are lies? DAP stresses that if the reasons given are reasonable and the provision of law employed by ROS is lawful, DAP has no hesitation in calling for fresh re-elections.
- Lim Guan Eng
Media Statement by DAP Parliamentary Leader and MP for Gelang Patah Lim Kit Siang in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, 7th August 2013:
Fictitious “Father Augustus Chen” an evil genius who have packed some 100 lies and falsehoods in his 12-page DDD booklet
This is the second day of the week-long period I suggested to give the fictitious “Father Augustus Chen” who allegedly wrote the booklet “The Equity Report (CEC Election Fraud)” which is used by UMNO/BN leaders and the Registrar of Societies (RoS) as authority to invalidate the DAP Central Executive Committee (CEC) elections last December to surface and prove he is not a phantom.
I have been told that there is no person by the name of Father Augustus in Malaysia, let alone Father Augustus Chen. But let us give the purported “Father Augustus Chen” the benefit of the doubt for the next five days for him to surface and prove that he is not a phantom.
I for one would like to meet the purported “Father Augustus Chen” or the person camouflaging as “Father Augustus Chen” as he is quite a genius, although an evil genius, for I do not think it is easy to find another person who could pack so many lies and falsehoods into a 12-page booklet, with each page crammed and brimming with lies and falsehoods.
There are easily some 100 lies and falsehoods in “Father Augustus Chen’s” DDD (Demonise/Destroy DAP) 12-page booklet, proving he is quite a “find” for the UMNO/BN “war-room psy-war” campaign against the DAP.
In the past seven months, three waves of public attacks were launched by the Umno/BN “war-room psy-war” campaign to demonise and destroy the DAP (DDD) over the DAP CEC elections last December.
In the first wave in January to March, the target of attack was on the computer glitch at the DAP CEC elections last December, which resulted in the incorrect posting and incorrect announcement of the election results. There was no mistake either in counting or tabulation of votes, let alone fraud.
The second wave of media attacks started in March and revolved around the false and baseless allegation that 753 of the 2,576 delegates who were absent at the DAP Congress had not been notified of the Congress as required by the DAP Constitution and denied the right to attend the Congress and to vote for the CEC. This was completely untrue.
When DAP explanations and clarifications shot down the first two allegations of election fraud and failure to provide notification to the 753 absent delegates of the congress, a third wave of media attacks was launched in early July – the outrageous and preposterous allegation of 547 “phantom” delegates who “illegally voted” in the CEC elections last December.
There is completely no basis or truth whatsoever in this third allegation, as illustrated by the fact that the RoS has not been able to find or produce a single “phantom” delegate to the DAP Congress in Penang last December.
In fact, DAP can prove from documentation that every delegate who voted in the DAP Congress in Penang last December is valid and legal delegate.
It is even alleged in this third wave of attacks that “547 phantom delegates” came mostly from Penang, which is utterly preposterous and outrageous when the total number of entitled delegates from Penang to the DAP Congress last December is 459, out of which 383 delegates from Penang attended.
The Registrar of Societies Director-General Datuk Abdul Rahman Othman’s directive for DAP CEC re-elections is not grounded on any acceptable or reasonable grounds. In fact, the RoS DG has not given any reason whatsoever!
There was no electoral fraud but only a computer glitch in the DAP CEC elections last December, and there is no basis whatsoever in the other two allegations of 753 delegates not notified of the Congress and the preposterous allegation of 547 “phantom delegates…mostly from Penang”.
In these circumstances, the RoS DG should meet with DAP officials to reconsider and retract his directive for DAP