DAP appoints audit firm to monitor polls

KUALA LUMPUR - The DAP is confident the erroneous tabulation of votes that led it to hold fresh polls for the central executive committee (CEC) will not recur as the party has appointed an international auditing firm to monitor the procedure.

The re-election is due to be held at a special DAP congress at the One World Hotel in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, on Sept 29.

Congress steering committee chairman Anthony Loke said the firm began monitoring the process yesterday, when notices to inform the 2,576 delegates of the re-election were issued.

Declining to name the firm, he said it would monitor the process right up to the day of the special congress, including in the registration of delegates and tallying of votes.

"We are confident this measure will ensure irregularities will not happen again," he told a press conference here yesterday.

Loke said the DAP will hand-deliver an official letter to the Registrar of Societies to inform the RoS of the re-election.

He said the candidates list used at the CEC election last December will be used again for the re-election.

On July 30, RoS director-general Datuk Abdul Rahman Othman ordered the DAP to hold new CEC elections following a technical glitch that occurred in December, which led to a controversial vote count.