In an about-turn, Malaysia's DAP decides to hold fresh party polls
KUALA LUMPUR - After a long tussle with Malaysia's Registrar of Societies (ROS), the country's main opposition party in Parliament, the Democratic Action Party (DAP), has decided to hold fresh party polls.
News website Malaysiakini reported on Thursday that the decision to hold a re-election of its Central Executive Committee (CEC).was reached in a meeting chaired by party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday night.
It said the party's national chairman Karpal Singh was expected to issue a statement on this later in the day.
The ROS began probing the DAP for electoral fraud after a “technical glitch” resulted in errors in the tabulation of results at its party polls last December. The controversy after Mr Lim's political secretary Zairil Khir Johari, who was initially announced as having lost the December contest, made it into the party’s CEC after a mistake was rectified.