Published: Wednesday January 9, 2013 MYT 1:45:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday January 9, 2013 MYT 2:05:36 PM
DAP grassroots members want fresh CEC elections
BY A LETCHUMANAN
PETALING JAYA: A DAP branch chairman has called on the party to declare last month's central executive committee elections null and void and fresh polls be held.
K. Yogasigamany, of Taman Chi Lung Indah branch, told a press conference that a fresh election would restore the integrity and public confidence in the party.
“If not, public perception of fraud and manipulation in the polls will linger on. This will affect the image, reputation and credibility of the party,” he said.
Yogasigamany, who claimed to represent 10 branches, said they had received a lot of calls from the members following the announcement of the amendments to the election results.
“The members only come to us as they have no access to the party leadership. We are answerable to them,” he said.
Last Friday, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng revealed that there were errors in the tabulation of votes in the Dec 15 election that were caused by a technical glitch when the results were transferred to a computer using Microsoft Excel.
The amendments resulted in Lim's political secretary, Zairil Khir Johari, moving up from 39th position to 20th which is the last elected position in the CEC.
Zairil's votes were re-tallied at 803 compared to the 305 announced earlier.
Vincent Wu, who initially secured sixth spot with 1,202 votes, dropped to 26th as the party claimed he actually garnered only 669 votes
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