The boo boo over the election results of the just concluded DAP elections seem to cast a huge cloud of suspicion, rather than the claim that the party is being transparent.
It also points to the outrageous manipulation, so evidently to put an elected Malay into the central executive committee (CEC) to check a possible mass resignation of Malay members.
There are many questions which have been left unanswered by the party’s secretary-general Lim Guan Eng who obviously has a hidden hand in the juggling act of the results.
Why disclose the blunder only after 19 days after the Dec 15 polls following outrageous backlash from the Malay members that not a single Malay was voted into the CEC.
One cant help but speculate that the blunder occurred too coincidentally and everything seem to point to a deliberate attempt to undo the party’s anti-Melayu tag after the party polls.
Not a single Malay candidate who contested for a CEC post got voted in and this had sparked outrage by Malay members who felt that they have been marginalised in DAP.
Enraged Johor DAP vice-chairman Ahmad Ton fired several salvos at the party for not living up to its Malaysian-Malaysia stand.
Fearing Malay members resigning en bloc in protest, Guan Eng had to concoct something quick.
The story goes that he and a few of his trusted men then hatched this idea of a computer glitch and conveniently catapulting his political secretary Zairil Khir Johari from 39th position to the 20th spot to qualify a place in the CEC.
The vote rigging was also a face saving measure for Guan Eng as both Zairil and his other political secretary Ng Wei Aik had failed to secure a place in the CEC.
Wei Aik only secured 407 votes putting him in 34th position.
So in the name of a computer glitch, the number of votes secured by Guan Eng’s blue eyed boy Zairil suddenly jumped from 305 to 803.
From 39th position, which is way way out to qualify a place in the CEC, the obvious is too obvious that he managed to scrape through to now get a place in the highest decision body of the party.
If it is manipulation disguised as human error and blamed on technical glitch, then the question arises – Why the election director Pooi Weng Keong got to resign. It does not make sense.
On one hand, Guan Eng is saying computer glitch, on the other hand, he called a press conference to proudly say that the party is transparent and that Pooi had taken the liberty to resign.
WHY should Pooi resign if it is computer problem and has nothing to do with human error. Caught you there, Guan Eng. They say if you want to bluff, at least learn how to bluff intelligently.
Don’t try to concoct the whole election fiasco thing, then blame on computer glitch, then get Pooi to resign to portray that the party is transparent.
The people are not so stupid as to believe all these. At stake now is the party’s so called Competency, Accountability and Transparency slogan.
If DAP wants to live up to its CAT propaganda, it should call for fresh party polls so that whatsoever ambiguity can be ironed out.
The election fiasco, which is politically glaring and gravely suspicious, is flawed with manipulation and deceit, and ridiculously senseless in blaming computer glitch.
So much about calling for a Free and Fair Elections. If even in their own backyard, they can’t get it right or worse still rigging votes, DAP should stop talking big about electoral reforms and all.
Please stop all the lies.