DAP, in turn, postpones party polls

Hazlan Zakaria
Dec 14, 10

The DAP today announced that it will postpone its party polls for 12 months to prepare for snap-elections which the party believe is just around the corner.

“(This is to) to put the party in general election mode, so all resources and efforts should be directed towards preparations,” said party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng during a press conference in parliament.

He said that the party’s central executive committee is compelled to consider the decision in the view that both Umno and the MCA has postponed their own party polls recently, which he believed is “a clear signal that a snap election will likely be called”.

Lim explained that the party’s governing body invoked clause eight of the party constitution that empowers it to declare a postponement to party polls.

He said that party elections which is due to be held by August 2011 will now be postponed until August 2012, effecting states which had not yet held their AGMs and the national AGM of the party.

Lim related that the powerful committee, in its unanimous decision, has decided that it is paramount to pool its resources and efforts to face the upcoming electoral contest and not be distracted by other matters.

The party secretary-general also said that the party will be holding a general election workshop on Jan 16 2011 to prepare and learn about the general election.

Early this month, Premier Najib Abdul Razak, who is also Umno president, announced that the party will postpone its party elections. This was followed by a similar announcement by the MCA.

Both postponements spread rumours like wildfire that the general election is just around the corner as BN components seemed to set aside internal strife to concentrate for a bigger battle.

  1. #1 by monsterball on Tuesday, 14 December 2010 - 10:21 pm

    To me more than 3 years as an unelected PM …whatever it is…is not a snap election.
    It is a decision he has to make fast ….as the sooner he gets it over with the better.
    Snap election should be made within one or two years…no drag it so long.
    If you say he is making a snappy reluctant decision…maybe correct…and why so suddenly do it?
    Why not wait till the last day of his PMship?…knowing a snap election means the end of him too.
    You can say…after winning the two by-elections ..he never had it so good…and that’s rare treat for him.
    So provoke..insult….threatened….keep playing double headed games..keep fooling Malays are the only ways they know how to win the 13th GE.
    Malaysians and People’s Power are ready.
    It must be at least after Chinese New Year…..Febuary 3rd and 4th.

  2. #2 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 14 December 2010 - 11:16 pm

    Can DAP grow fr strength 2 strength n b supported by Malaysians of all ethnic grps?
    Will there b opportunistic DAP candidates in d next GE?
    Is DAP READY 4 d next big battle?

  3. #3 by tak tahan on Tuesday, 14 December 2010 - 11:17 pm

    Najib is a real filp flop and incompetent person.So he is still comparing and gauging the public opinion and within his umno regime as what is good for him.No planning and just wait to see and act is a proof of his indecisive and non leadership.True unpatriotic member of zahid hamidi.Bunch of selfish evils with mass destruction group to be assossited with.

  4. #4 by monsterball on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 - 5:36 am

    I am glad DAP kept away from that WikiLeaks nonsense abut Anwar.
    From my observations…DAP have learned their lessons well…and should maintain or do better in 13th GE.
    I sincerely hope Malakans and Sawarkians support DAP.
    Just see what is Penang now compare to Koh Tsu Koon’s 18 years..
    And now..in Malacca…the 2 year old multi billion monorail is faulty.
    How much more proofs do Malaysians want to know corruptions make them poor and kill lives too.
    Yes…so nice to note DAP is quietly going about their business which is in fact…the biggest business in PR….and hope PKR and PAS realised that.

  5. #5 by k1980 on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 - 9:09 am

  6. #6 by undertaker888 on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 - 11:31 am

    see how quick the mahaevil m@m@k jumped on anwar.

    when it comes to winning a point, he would even sleep with LKY, his nemesis.

    bit by bit when the smokescreen clears, ahhh…the mahadevil is right in front.

    moreover, could it be the ktm land trade for this wikileaks revelation?

  7. #7 by loveandgratitude on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 - 8:19 pm

    Good move to prevent infighting amongst the DAP Members.
    But pls close rank, every dedicated members must a slice of the cake so to speak.

    Careful scrutinize the candidates for the coming Elections.

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