Results are out. DAP delegates voted their Central Executive Committee members for 2012-5 term. Party longest serving elected representative, Emperor-for-life Lim Kit Siang took top spot and his son, who is Secretary General and autocratic Chief Minister of Penang took second place. Party Chairman Karpal Singh, another DAP living fossil, took third spot.
Published: Saturday December 15, 2012 MYT 9:01:00 PM
Updated: Saturday December 15, 2012 MYT 9:13:36 PM
Kit Siang, Guan Eng, Karpal take top spots in DAP polls
GEORGE TOWN: It was a family affair as DAP adviser and Ipoh Timur MP Lim Kit Siang and his son, party secretary general and Penang ChiefMinister Lim Guan Eng, took the top two slots at the central executive committee (CEC) elections held here on Saturday.
Kit Siang garnered the most votes from the delegates – 1,607 while Guan Eng received 1,576 votes.
Party chairman Karpal Singh‘s strong stance on issues held him in good stead as he emerged with the third most votes – 1,411.
In the elections in 2008, Karpal only received 471 votes placing him in ninth spot.
The others selected into the 20-member CEC are Chong Chieng Jen, Anthony Loke Siew Fook, Vincent Wu Him Ven, Tan Kok Wai, Gobind Singh Deo, Tony Pua, Teng Chang Khim, Fong Kui Lun, Nga Kor Ming, Chong Eng, Chow Kon Yeow, Liew Chin Tong, M Kulasegaran, Boo Cheng Hau, Teresa Kok, Teo Nie Ching and Ngeh Koo Ham.
These are the results of the those who were voted in today.
LIM KIT SIANG -1607
LIM GUAN ENG -1576
KARPAL SINGH – 1411
CHONG CHIENG JEN- 1211
LOKE SIEW FOOK (ANTHONY) -1202
WU HIM VEN (VINCENT) – 1202
TAN KOK WAI -1199
GOBIND SINGH DEO – 1197
PUA KIAM WEE (TONY)- 1162
TENG CHANG KHIM- 1152
FONG KUI LUN- 1137
NGA KOR MING -1075
CHONG ENG- 1006
CHOW KON YEOW- 986
LIEW CHIN TONG- 984
M. KULA- 984
BOO CHENG HAU- 958
KOK SUH SIM (TERESA) -925
TEO NIE CHING -903
NGEH KOO HAM – 824
The result is not in tandem on DAP Chairman Karpal’s call for new talents to be voted into the CEC. His call for one-candidate, one-seat also is not reflective in the result as seven double-seats YBs are voted in.
There are several interesting facts about this result.
1. The family dynasties are still the power-players and main central controlling figures in the party; Two Father-Son (Kit Siang-Guan Eng / Karpal-Gobind) and cousins (Ngeh-Nga)
2. Lim Guan Eng’s favourites and proxies Prof P Ramasamy , Ng Wei Aik, Zairil Khir Johari and Khoo Poay Tiong lost. Ng and Zairil are Lim’s Political Secretaries
3. 80% of the new CEC members are actually previous term CEC members
4. 8 of previousCEC members lost
5. Out of the seven Malay candidates (plus Zairil Khir Johari, if he is truly Malay), did not win
6. Three Indian ethnic are voted in. Two of them are Punjabs and father-son relationship
7. Seven (35%) out the CEC members elected are double-seat elected representatives
8. The party constitution limits the Secretary General for only three terms. Hence, this is Lim Guan Eng’s last term. Unless by the next party elections, they amend the constitution
9. No representation from Melaka, Pahang, Sabah and Kedah. Only one from Johor, considering that they claim that Johor is an important battleground. Lim Guan Eng started his political career in Melaka, where none were voted into the CEC
10. No fresh face in CEC
An analysis of the Malays who had the false hope in their attempt to get themselves voted into DAP CEC.
Published: Saturday December 15, 2012 MYT 11:22:00 PM
All eight DAP Malay leaders lose badly in CEC polls
GEORGE TOWN: All eight Malay DAP leaders who contested for central executive committee (CEC) posts lost badly at 16th DAP Congress here.
The results show that the party, dominated by the Chinese, does not make room for Malay candidates including Zairil Khir Johari who served as political secretary to DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.
Zairil only received 305 votes while his boss, Lim garnered 1,576 votes.
A total of 1,823 delegates voted to choose 20 DAP leaders for the 2012-2015 term.
The other Malay candidates who lost were Penang DAP committee member Zulkifli Mohd Noor (216 votes), Senator Ariffin SM Omar (748), Johor DAP vice-chairman Ahmad Ton (347 votes), Pahang DAP deputychairman Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji (121), Desa Manjung DAP branch chairman Solaiman Op Syed Ibrahim (98), Roseli Abdul Ghani (39) and Harun Ahmad (28).
Zulkifli Mohd Noor, one of the DAP Malay candidates said he fought for 25 years for the Malays to be elected as CEC members but failed.
“When we say ‘Malaysian Malaysia,’ we must represent all religions, all races…balance. The message I conveyed did not reached the grassroots. They are still choosing leaders based on race,” he told Bernama.
He said that the election was also not based on ability and experience of the candidates in fighting for the party.
“There is no change. The results is a setback for Malay candidates. Perhaps the top leaders who contested want to take care of their own interests, not the party’s interests.” – BERNAMA
DAP has time and again proven themselves to be a Chinese Chauvinist, power crazy, control freak and nepotistic party.
On another note, Secretary General Lim Guan Eng in his opening speech boldly demanded that DAP be allocated extra three Parliamentary and ten DUN seats in the upcoming 13GE. DAP also reaffirmed their stance if Pakatan Rakyat were to win majority in the 13GE, Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim would get their support as the Prime Minister.
Published: Saturday December 15, 2012 MYT 12:33:00 PM
Updated: Saturday December 15, 2012 MYT 2:42:24 PM
DAP wants more seats in next polls
By KOW KWAN YEE
GEORGE TOWN: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng (pic) said the party is seeking three more parliamentary and 10 extra state seats in Penisular Malaysia for the next general election.
Lim said Pakatan Rakyat partners PKR and PAS should agree to this if they recognised DAP’s loyalty to the Opposition coalition.
“We take pride in our party’s growth and expansion throughout the years with full collaboration from our Pakatan partners,” he said in his policy speech during the 16th DAP National Congress here Saturday.
Lim, who is also Penang Chief Minister, said Pakatan leaders in Sabah and Sarawak should handle the seat negotiations on their own.
DAP is holding its elections at this congress and results for the 20 central executive committee positions are expected to be announced around 6pm.
The two-day congress is being attended by about 2,500 delegates, who began voting around noon.
If DAP are convinced of the growing support from the rakyat and insist that they get the extra seats in the 13GE, then these seats will surely come from those previous contested by PKR. This is because PKR seats are usually the ‘more-balanced’ or lesser Malay seats.
These seats would also be good token for soon-to-be appointed Malay members of CEC, in their effort to demonstrate their fake multi-racial party claim. One of the probable reason of the extra seats is that DAP would not sacrifice existing seats for new Malay candidates.
This sacrifice is not the end. PKR would insist that as the leading-party of the Pakatan Rakyat coalition, they would have to contest in substantial number of seats and handsomely win. Moreover, their Ketua Umum is the Pakatan Rakyat choice for Premier if the ever wrest the majority control of Dewan Rakyat.
Hence, PAS would have to make the necessary sacrifice to PKR for Pakatan Rakyat’s sake. The Malay majority seats traditionally won by PAS in states like Kelantan dan Kedah would be the obvious sacrificial lamb.
Needless to say, the absence of Anwar Ibrahim from recent PAS Muktamar’s and today is the evidence of something unhealthy brewing between the three unholy-backstabbing-estranged-bedfellows-in-a-marriage-of-(in)convenience. Top of the list would be sticky policies like Hudud and allocation of seats.
Never the less, Drama-Acting-Prentending will continue. All their battle cry about ‘UBAH’ is just pure lie. DAP can’t even change leaders!
Read Captain Seademon’s analysis of what the PISA result meant
*Updated 100pm, the day after
The new DAP Central Executive Committee 2012 has just been announced
Chairman: Karpal Singh
Deputy Chairmen: Tan Kok Wai
1. Chow Kon Yeow
2. M. Kulasegaran
3. Chong Chien Jien
4. Teresa Kok
5. Dr. Ariffin Omar
Secretary General: Lim Guan Eng
Deputy Secretary General:
1. Chong Eng
2. Ngeh Koo Ham
3. Dr. P. Ramasamy
National Treasurer: Fong Kui Lun
Deputy National Treasurer: Nga Kor Ming
Organisational Secretary: Anthony Loke Siew Foke
Deputy Organisational Secretary:
1. Vincent Wu
2. Thomas Su
Publicity Secretary: Tony Pua Kiam Wee
Deputy Publicity Secretary:
1. Teo Nie Ching
2. Zairil Khir Johari
International Affairs Secretary: V. Sivakumar
Director of Political Education Bureau: Liew Chin Tong
Deputy Director of Political Education Bureau: Dr. Boo Cheng Hau
Pakatan Rakyat Bureau:
1. Teng Chang Khim (Chairman)
2. Vincent Wu
3. Anthony Loke Siew Foke
4. Teresa Kok
5. Liew Chin Tong
6. Gobind Singh Deo
7. Tony Pua Kiam Wee
Adviser for Life: Dr. Chen Man Hin
1. Tan Kok Wai (Chairman)
2. M. Kulasegaran
3. Lim Hock Seng
4. Dr. Tan Seng Giaw
5. Dr. P. Ramasamy
Legal Bureau: Gobind Singh Deo
Labour Bureau: Sivanesan
Cultural Bureau: P. Gunasekaran
The Appointed CEC Members (10 new members):
1. Dr. Tan Seng Giaw
2. Dr. P. Ramasamy
3. Dr. Ariffin Omar
4. Zairil Khir Johari
5. Jimmy Wong Sze Phin
6. John Brian Anthony
7. Edwin Bosi
8. Leong Ngah Ngah
9. V. Sivakumar
10. Thomas Su