- Ex-DAP member Jenice Lee stopped from attending party convention
- Expelled DAP members in limbo
- Sue RoS, says Selangor DAP
- All Syiah teachings in Malaysia deviate from true Islamic faith, says Jakim
- ‘Pakatan leaders failed the Indians’
Posted: 14 Dec 2013 05:18 PM PST
(The Star) - Former Teratai assemblywoman Jenice Lee, who was sacked as a DAP member, slammed the party for barring her from attending the state convention as an observer.
Lee claimed that she had applied to attend the convention as an observer five weeks ago but failed to receive a reply.
"There is clearly some hanky-panky going on or else they would not have removed my name from the attendance list of the previous party conventions," she said.
State DAP national legal bureau chief Gobind Singh Deo said officers manning the entrance had exercised their right in not allowing Lee to enter as she had been expelled from the party.
Posted: 14 Dec 2013 01:50 PM PST
(The Star) - DAP members who have been recently sacked are wondering if they can vote at the party's Selangor-level election, as the Registrar Of Societies (ROS) has yet to recognise DAP's top office bearers.
L.P. Selvam, who received his expulsion letter signed by secretary-general Lim Guan Eng two weeks ago, asked if his sacking still stands as ROS did not recognise Lim and other DAP top leaders.
"I was told that the state party election is scheduled for Sunday (today) and I feel this should be an issue that must be explained by the leaders in the convention.
"Does this mean I am no more a DAP member and free to join another party?" asked Selvam, who stood as an independent candidate in the 13th general election.
The former aide to ex-Kota Alam Shah assemblyman M. Manoharan said his fellow DAP members who stood as independent candidates faced a similar predicament.
Another grassroots member, who chose to remain anonymous, said it was immature for DAP leaders to expel members without clear instructions.
"I just received a letter from the party and nothing else. Nobody called me up to say why the expulsion was made.
"It becomes further complicated when the ROS says it does not recognise DAP's office bearers," he said.
The man, who has been in the party for more than 15 years and contested as an independent candidate in the last general election, said he received his expulsion letter several weeks ago.
Selangor DAP vice-chairman Charles Santiago said the convention was expected to be a "lame one", as many delegates have adopted a carefree attitude towards it.
"Unlike in the past, not many are looking forward to the convention and party polls as the general election has ended," he said.
The state party polls, which is held once every two years, will see 35 delegates contesting for 15 positions today in Shah Alam. About 1,200 delegates were expected to be present.
Former Teratai assemblyman Jenice Lee (pic), who also received an expulsion letter from the party, had reportedly announced her intentions to secure a seat at the Selangor executive committee.
Lee, who had also stood as an Independent in the last general election, withdrew her lawsuit against the party after receiving a show-cause letter asking why her membership should not be withdrawn.
By sending her the letter, she claimed that it was an endorsement that the party still considered her a member.
Posted: 14 Dec 2013 01:22 PM PST
(MM) - Fed up with being kicked around by the Registrar of Societies (RoS), Selangor DAP urged its central leadership to sue the regulator for attempting to block the party chiefs from making decisions.
Selangor DAP chairman, Teresa Kok, lashed out at the RoS for allegedly practising double-standards in barring the re-elected DAP Central Executive Committee (CEC) from making any decision on behalf of the opposition party, claiming the move was made in bad faith.
Posted: 14 Dec 2013 01:17 PM PST
(Bernama) - All branches of Syiah teachings deviate from the Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah Islamic faith (Sunni Islam) practised in this country, and violate Islamic law, says Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim).
Its director-general Datuk Othman Mustapha also categorically refuted claims that there were branches of the Syiah doctrine in this country having similarities with Sunni Islam.
Posted: 14 Dec 2013 12:45 PM PST
Uthayakumar's wife hopes her husband will be released next month and continue his struggle for the Indian community
Vignesh Kumar, FMT
Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) legal advisor M Manoharan (pic) urged Pakatan Rakyat Indian leaders to place community interest first instead of focusing on their self enrichment.
Speaking at the book launch of the life story of Hindraf leader P Uthayakumar, Manoharan said Pakatan Indian leaders have to buck up to serve the community.
Manoharan said they should not disappoint the people who trusted them and voted for Pakatan in the past election.
He said they must emulate Uthayakumar, that has put his self interest aside by fighting for the Indian community.
"Please do not use the community name for your personal agenda,"
"Stop the dramas ," he urged
Manoharan said Pakatan Indian leaders are not sincere in serving the community likewise Uthayakumar.
He said Uthayakumar is a legend and still concerned about the community despite being held in the Kajang Prison.
Uthayakumar was arrested over a sedition charge and was placed in the Kajang prison last May.
Manoharan is confident that Uthayakumar will win his case during the next court hearing on January 15 and really hopes that the Indian community to be behind him as he sacrificed a lot for them.
Meanwhile Uthayakumar's wife S Indra Devi, who was also present in the event, during her speech said that even though she is going through a hard time being without her husband she is still proud of him.
She hopes the community will appreciate her husband's sacrifice.
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