A dead giveaway,
"As decided by the central executive committee members during the emergency meeting late last night at the party headquarters, if no official letter from the Registrar of Societies (ROS) by 3pm today, DAP will stick to the earlier decision of using the party symbol of our two partners in Pakatan" - Karpal SinghThe Star on DAP's biggest hoax this millenium, "DAP’s non-existent ‘threat",
That means the DAP is still in business as the ROS had not declared the elections null and void or the central committee (CEC) null and void. Any decision about the legality of the elections would only come after the party had replied.Read between the lines, when the so-called "issue" broke, Sundaily reported the drama,
"Lim (Kit Siang) said there should be no issue of de-registration, judgment or action before the ongoing probe and official inquiry are completed."Lim Kit Siang himself says that de-registration, then it must also follow including non-recognition of the CEC, cannot be decided until the ROS probe is completed, similar to The Star analysis and corroborated by Karpal Singh's slip of the lip above.
If DAP had taken the ROS letter to expressly mean that the DAP CEC is null and void then how can there be any CEC to decide anything, according to Karpal Singh.
Everyone should have smelt a rat, stinking in the DAP.
An issue as huge as this which would jeopardise and change the whole complexion of the 13th GE, especially for the opposition Chinese and their endearment to the Rocket symbol, would have raised a hue and cry that would have rocked the heavens and earth.
But there was hardly any protest from the Pakatan Rakyat partners, no Tony Pua type dramatic press statements and even the most vocal opposition leaning online mediums were conspicuously quiet.
Instead there were tears, did you believe it, from the most combative and highest ranking DAP leader, Lim Kit Siang crocodile tears.
Where were all usual suspect lawyers, the suing kinds, the loyarburok experts from and including the Bar Council, throwing their dua sen worth interpreting the contents of the ROS letter? Or, the usual suspect lawyers would have gone helter-skelter to the courts for legal recourse.
Come on lah, let's not take and eat shit. If the contents of the ROS letter meant and caused such a predicament and with it the dire consequences, you can bet your last dollar copies of the letter would have gone viral on the net gangnam style.
Instead we had DAP drama, Zee and Celestial channel style.
Then there is the relief. I do not know about the rest but can anyone explain how an official government (is it caretaker government) letter be sent and receive after office hours? DAP adviser or whatever Lim Kit Siang told reporters at the sideline of the candidates nomination today that ROS had sent the letter to DAP at 9.30pm last night!
Either and any way, this too, stinks.
Whatever anyone thinks, opines and conclude about this DAP drama, consider the following.
Would the die-hard chauvinist Chinese opposition supporters, especially in Penang, put a cross, pun intended, for the Moon on the ballot paper?
I can almost smell these chauvinist Chinese opposition supporters in Penang puking at the very thought and some probably did.
Although it is not impossible for Barisan Nasional can retake Penang, almost everyone, except the politically naive, agree that DAP will retain Penang.
If it were true and DAP did use the PAS ticket and win, technically candidates would be representing PAS and technically Penang would be a PAS ruled state.
"However, for any elected representative elected on a party ticket to hop or cross over is an immoral, unethical and unprincipled act that shows utter contempt for the democratic choice of their voters. If they were elected on the party they represent, they should resign their seat and seek a fresh mandate from the people if they chose to leave the party platform on which they were elected on. Democracy, accountability and ethical conduct demands that the voters be given another opportunity to pass judgment whether such a decision by the elected representative to hop over is acceptable or not" - Lim Guan EngNow chew on that.