There is nothing democratic about the Democratic Action Party (DAP).
Before the results of the party’s election on 15 December 2012 got changed because Microsoft Excel did not give the DAP a good version of the software, the Top 20 results were as follows:
- Lim Kit Siang – 1,607 votes
- Lim Guan Eng – 1,576 votes
- Karpal Singh – 1,411 votes
- Anthony Loke – 1,202 votes
- Vincent Wu – 1,202 votes
- Tan Kok Wai – 1.199 votes
- Gobindh Sing Deo – 1,197 votes
- Tony Pua – 1,162 votes
- Teng Chang Khim – 1,152 votes
- Fong Kui Lun – 1,137 votes
- Nga Kor Ming – 1,075 votes
- Chong Chieng Jen – 1,011 votes
- Chong Eng – 1,006 votes
- Chow Kon Yeow – 985 votes
- M Kulasegaran – 984 votes
- Liew Chin Tong – 984 votes
- Dr Boo Cheng Hau – 958 votes
- Teresa Kok – 925 votes
- Teo Nie Cheng – 903 votes
- Ngeh Koo Ham – 824 votes
I made note of the results as they came out and quickly blogged about it. Christopher Ross Lim, the Chinaman who goes by the Malay name Zairil Khir Johari could only muster 305 votes despite being Tokong’s closest lieutenant.
19 days later, blaming Microsoft Excel, a whole new result was published. You can see how the spreadsheet format looked different than it did the first round at the DAP’s website. Let us take a look at the results that was endorsed by Emperor Lim Kit Siang and his son the Tokong:
You can see that Christopher Ross Lim, who only managed to get 305 votes, suddenly received 803 votes and made it as an “elected” member of the CEC. Vincent Wu disappeared from the Top 20 list. Guess who was at Number 21 and just one vote down?
This prompted two DAP life-members, David Dass Aseerpatham and Mahendran Krishnan, vice-chairman and secretary of the party’s Ladang Paroi branch respectively, to lodge a report against the DAP at the ROS.
The ROS has since rejected the results asking the DAP to provide proof that there was indeed a glitch in the software. ROS deems the current CEC members as well as those holding positions in the DAP as invalid and has instructed the DAP to hold fresh CEC re-elections.
This has prompted Emperor Lim Kit Siang to hit out at the ROS citing the directive given as ‘most ridiculous.’ Are the Emperor’s balls shrinking now that he knows his team cannot win without cheating? Is he afraid that the diminishing popularity and increasingly dictatorial son will influence the CEC re-elections? You can read here how the Emperor cheated in the CEC elections to win.
The DAP will be holding a meeting tomorrow (Saturday 8 July 2017) to discuss the ROS directive. It is widely believed that the DAP will be challenging the ROS’s directive in court in order to be able to contest in the next general elections. This is because the Red Bean Army has now begun to play on the issue of the Judiciary after the appointments of the Chief Justice and the President of the Court of Appeal as additional judges of the Federal Court.
The DAP will definitely use ‘questionable impartiality’ of the Judiciary in case the court decides in favour of the ROS later.
But that is all DAP’s game. And this game can end with the resignation of both Emperor Lim Kit Siang and Tokong Lim Guan Eng who has been charged in a court of law for abusing his office to conduct corrupt practices.
Only then can the DAP be saved, as envisioned by the Emperor himself.
Meanwhile, former DAP leaders have frowned on the Emperor’s remarks. Janice Lee, who is a former DAP state assemblyman for Teratai, said that Lim Kit Siang has to justify and explain to the public how this (irregularity) had happened and also answer issues raised by sacked DAP members.
“This means that they don’t have the right to sack me because the CEC in that year was not valid,” she said.
Former DAP life member Shamsher Singh Thind said that as a leader of a so-called democratic party, Kit Siang must ensure that party matters were dealt with transparency and integrity.
“You must ensure people can see that you have done everything by the book, which means you should hold a re-election to sort this matter out once and for all,” he added.
Will the Emperor and his son Tokong resign now?