Following MCO, DAP seeks to postpone national congress, state conventions

WITH movement control order (MCO 3.0) imposed nationwide, the DAP has applied to the Home Minister and Registrar of Societies (ROS) to postpone its national congress, scheduled for June 20.

“We have also asked the minister and ROS, in a letter yesterday, permission to postpone our state conventions in Sarawak, Sabah, Labuan, Perlis and Selangor.

“The party asked them to allow the national congress and state conventions to be postponed to a date after the MCO is relaxed and interstate travel is allowed again.

“Further information on the dates will be announced once the DAP headquarters receives a reply from both parties,” party national organising secretary Anthony Loke said, in a statement.

To date, 10 DAP state chapters have held their conventions as per ROS’ requirement, between March and early this month.

Loke is currently seen as the hot favourite to replace outgoing DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, as the latter is serving his last term as the party’s head.

DAP is currently having an “ideological battle” between factions who are open to working with parties outside the Pakatan Harapan coalition and those who opposed to it.

Battleground Johor was retained by former Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong, who is seen to be aligned to the first faction. – May 18, 2021.

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