The Registrar of Societies (ROS) has instructed DAP to hold a fresh election for its central executive committee.
ROS director-general Mohammad Razin Abdullah said the decision was made after ROS found that DAP's earlier re-election held on Sept 29, 2013, was not in accordance with the law.
"With regard to complaints by DAP members about the CEC re-election process held on Sept 29, 2013, the ROS is of the opinion that the appointment of the CEC and main office-bearers through the re-election is legally invalid.
“The re-election should have been based on the delegates’ list used for the DAP CEC election held on Dec 15, 2012 involving 2,576 delegates from 854 branches," he said in a statement today.
The decision was announced after Razin met with Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
"I have met with the deputy prime minister, who is also the home minister, and he urged that any action taken by the ROS should be in accordance with the Societies Act 1966 and DAP's constitution," he said...