This was among the results of DAP’s recently concluded re-election for its top decision-making body, the central executive committee (CEC), which took place during a special congress on Sunday.
One of DAP’s prominent leaders, Kepong MP Dr Tan Seng Giaw in commenting over the matter, pointed out that the late party chairman Karpal Singh had “received” 43 votes.
“Yes, some had ‘voted’ for Karpal and those who had left the party. I guess the choice was limited,” Dr Tan said when contacted on Monday. [...]
Dr Tan who only managed to secure 34th place in the race, said initially he himself was caught unaware of his sudden candidacy for a seat in the CEC.
“But (the outcome) does not matter. (My defeat was) because I did not do any campaigns (for the re-election). Perhaps, I made it (to the candidates’ list) to make up for the shortage of contestants due to resignations of a few, among others.”
Those who had left the party but received votes were Zulkifli Mohd Noor (11 votes), Jaya Balan Valliapan (9), John Fernandez (8), Roseli Abdul Gani (8), and Hiew King Cheu (2). All were in the bottom five.
Zulkifli Mohd Noor
a 26-year veteran marginalised by the Young Turks
when he resigned from DAP he (unlike PAS) did it in style, handing over every appointment he was assigned to by the DAP-led government in Penang
Were those votes for a late Karpal Singh (43 votes) and for those gentlemen who left the party, people like my Penang Lang, Zulkifli Mohd Noor (11 votes), the origin of #UndiRosak a sign of protest by DAP members who were required to vote for the Chosen Mob for a third time within 4 years but whose preferred candidates had either passed away or had left the party?
When contacted Dr Tan Seng Giaw said, “Yes, some had ‘voted’ for Karpal and those who had left the party. I guess the choice was limited.”
Dr Tan himself was NOT even aware of his candidacy for the CEC and thus did not campaign at all.
He suspected he was on the candidates’ list to make up for the shortage of contestants due to resignations of a few, among others.
He even managed to secure 34th place in the CEC elections, but which he didn't mind his placing as he did not campaign at all.
The 34th placing was useless anyway because the CEC consists of only 20 elected plus another 10 recommended by the elected CEC.
the unpleasant reason for two important political movements
stop this man from becoming PM again