APRIL 19 — The decision by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) not to recognise the DAP’s central executive committee, or CEC, is a surprising move indeed even if it is an issue that has been talked about before this. Why did the RoS decide to do so only two days before Nomination Day when it had earlier already decided that investigations would be postponed till May 9?
As far as perception goes, this would actually make it look as if the decision taken by the RoS is a politically-motivated one that would benefit the caretaker Barisan Nasional government. If this is the case, then it would make full sense for the DAP not to challenge the decision and play the “victim” card to gain sympathy and turn the situation around for their own benefit instead.
Also, this decision by the RoS would mean that the DAP would have no recognised leaders to authorise their members to use the party logo during the election. DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng has already declared, with the agreement of the PKR and PAS leadership, that DAP members can run under the other two parties’ logos.
But there are implications to this decision if it were indeed to be taken. [Click to read the full article at The Malaysian Insider]