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Lim Guan Eng


DAP will use the PAS symbol in Peninsular Malaysia and the PKR symbol in Sabah & Sarawak for the 13th general elections unless the Registrar of Societies (ROS)’s cowardly and dastardly attempt to assassinate the Rocket is withdrawn by revoking its 17 April 2013 letter not recognising the office-bearers of the Central Executive Committee(CEC).(en/cn)

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 09:19 AM PDT

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In DAP Headquarters In Kuala Lumpur On 18.4.2013

DAP will use the PAS symbol in Peninsular Malaysia and the PKR symbol in Sabah & Sarawak for the 13th general elections unless the Registrar of Societies (ROS)'s cowardly and dastardly attempt to assassinate the Rocket is withdrawn by revoking its 17 April 2013 letter not recognising the office-bearers of the Central Executive Committee(CEC). By not recognising the office-bearers of the CEC elected by the delegates on 15 December 2012, I have no power to issue authorisation letters in my official capacity as Secretary-General to DAP
candidates to use the Rocket symbol.

The DAP CEC in its meeting tonight decided that ROS must revoke its letter not recognising the office-bearers in the CEC by 3pm tomorrow on Friday.

Failure to do so will result in the DAP directing its 53 parliamentary candidates and 103 state candidates throughout the country to contest in the next general elections under the PAS symbol in Peninsular Malaysia and the PKR symbol in Sabah and Sarawak. There is no point in relying on assurances given by the Election Commission(EC) that DAP can still use our Rocket symbol when the EC possesses a sad record of broken promises that has caused the entire electoral process to be neither free, fair, independent nor neutral.

For the ROS to issue this letter 48 hours before nomination day on 20 April 2013 is clearly intended to kill off DAP's electoral prospects by forcing all DAP candidates to be independent. Using the ridiculous excuse that no proper notice was sent out resulting in 753 delegates not attending the Party National Congress is illogical and irrational as then all party national conventions that does not have 100% attendance should also be taken action. Why only the DAP but not other political parties in BN?

Clearly ROS intends to assassinate the Rocket to fulfill the grand design of BN to take out the DAP from contending in the general elections. Knowing that BN component parties will be facing a stern challenge from DAP candidates, BN has adopted the shameful and dirty approach of preventing DAP from contesting by using our beloved Rocket symbol. Such desperate attempts to win by BN is victory without honour and makes a mockery of the entire electoral process.

If ROS refuses to withdraw this letter, then the whole electoral process in the 13th General Elections will be both flawed and fraudulent if DAP can not be allowed to use the Rocket. The DAP CEC urges all party leaders, members and supporters to be calm and let the anger of such disgraceful underhand tacticsbe reflected strongly in the ballot box on 5 May 2013.

LIM GUAN ENG

-----Mandarin Version—

民主行动党秘书长林冠英于2013年4月18日在吉隆坡党总部发表声明:

除非社团注册局撤回他们志期2013年4月17日不承认民主行动党中委会的公函,退出这种企图谋杀行动党的胆怯及懦夫行为,民主行动党将会在第13届大选,分别在马来半岛使用伊斯兰党标志,在砂拉越、沙巴两州使用公正党标志。由于社团注册团不承认2012年12月15日党中央代表投选出的中委会,我没有权力以民主行动党秘书长的身分发出正式委任状给候选人使用火箭的标志竞选。

行动党中委在今晚的会议决定,社团注册团必须在明天(4月19日)下午3时前,撤回它不承认行动党中委的公函。

如果社团注册局不这么做,行动党将指示全国53个国会选区候选人及103州选区候选人,来届大选在马来半岛使用伊斯兰党标志、在砂拉越、沙巴两州使用公正党标志。我们没有理由因为选委会保证行动党还可以继续使用火箭标志而拖延,因为选委会已经食言很多次,他们根本不能确保整个竞选过程是自由、公平、独立及中立。

社团注册局在2013年4月20日提名日前48小时发出这样的公函,这很明显是要斩除行动党的选举势力,强迫行动党候选人成为独立候选人。他们使用荒谬的藉口,指行动党没有发出行动党全国党员代表大会给753名中央代表,这简直不合逻辑及不合理,如此一来,所有出席率不及100%的政党党员代表大会,都必须遭采取行动。为什么只有行动党受到对付,国阵其他政党却平安无事?

很明显的,社团注册局有意暗杀火箭,以让国阵在来届大选斩除行动党的阴谋得逞。国阵知道国阵成员党将会面对行动党候选人的强硬挑战,因此,他们采取了这种无耻及肮脏的手段,阻止民主行动党使用我们最爱的党标志竞选。他们要通过这种不择手段的做法让国阵取得胜利,实在不光荣,也让整个选举成为笑柄。

如果社团注册局不愿意撤回他们的公函,导致行动党不能使用火箭标志竞选,整个第13届全国大选的选举过程将是有问题及有缺陷的。民主行动党中委促请所有党领袖、党员及支持者保持冷静,在2013年5月5日,用手中的一票,来表达他们对这种下流手段的愤怒。

林冠英

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