This article below is taken from the blog Empire Strikes Back:
Lim Kit Siang wrote this in his blog:
The Empire Strikes Back – and the plot for a putsch by reactionary anti-democratic forces thickens with the call for a return of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to Putrajaya.
The blog by former Information Minister and one of Mahathir’s top propaganda minions, Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin, for the return of Mahathir to Putrajaya to help the Barisan Nasional federal government “tackle raging racial, religious and economic issues” is not only a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak but marks a new stage in the conspiracy and plot by reactionary anti-democratic forces in UMNO and the Barisan Nasional government for a putsch.
Lim Kit Siang’s reference to the Blog Empire Strikes Back (http://www.empirestrikesback.net/) and that this move is aimed at bringing Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad back into the government is a distraction from the main issue.
Empire Strikes Back has been instrumental in exposing the wrongdoings of DAP, in particular regarding the December 2012 party election and the September 2013 party re-election, both of which have violated not only the rules of the RoS but also the party’s own rules.
The fact that the RoS is taking action against DAP is because of more than a dozen complaint letters which the party’s own members and leaders sent to the RoS.
The complaints that the RoS received are as follows:
1. Inadequate notice period (which should have been 10 weeks, as what Karpal Singh himself admitted).
2. The 851 delegates who were absent or not invited to the re-election when they were eligible to attend and vote at the meeting.
3. The 985 instead of 865 branches that were involved in the re-election.
4. The delegates’ list of 15th December 2012 was not used, as they should have.
5. The proper notice of the meeting was not issued.
6. The election was not transparent.
7. Suspected elements of fraud.
8. Suspicious election results.
9. Manipulation of votes.
Lim Kit Siang should address these issues and explain how this happened and why nothing has been done to correct these violations in spite of repeated requests by the RoS.
DAP is trying to play the victim in this tussle with the RoS although from the admissions of the party’s own members and leaders DAP is actually the aggressor that not only violated the law but is stubbornly refusing to correct these transgressions.
Is DAP purposely inviting action from the RoS so that it can play the sympathy card and pretend that it is the victim of persecution and injustice?
This is more important to be answered than this fairy tale that there is a move to bring back Tun Dr. Mahathir to Putrajaya.