I woke up this morning and read this interesting piece of news. DAP admits screwing up at their recent party elections. And it is no small screw up as it involves electing people into the Central Executive Committee (CEC) which is the highest decision-making body in the party. With the revised results, Zairil Khir Johari, Guan Eng’s blue-eyed boy, gets to move from out of nowhere into the top 20. Some other poor fellow got kicked out. The reports here and here.
I was just wondering. Had this sort of mistake been committed by the Election Commission, UMNO, MCA, etc, DAP would be the first to scream “FRAUD, GRAND FRAUD, INCOMPTENT, SCANDAL, LIARS, PENIPU, IMMORAL, ETC. I can almost hear it. If such a blunder was committed during the tally of UMNO’s election votes, Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng would have screamed at the top of their voices “FRRRAUUUUD, BOOODDDDOOHHHHH, PENIPUUUUUU”.
But now the screw-up has happened in DAP. Here are possible reasons :
(a) It was indeed a fraud. Guan Eng has manipulated the votes in order to get Zairl into the top 20. The internal auditors have been paid off
(b) DAP’s electoral governance system sucks. A major screw up like went by unnoticed. How can you tally the votes so wrongly – isn’t there a system of checks in place on counting day
(c) The people who did the counting were stupid. Ilmu hisab fail.
I personally think it is (b) - an oversight by DAP – nothing sinister, definitely not a fraud. The idiots who did the tallying had poor grasp of numbers. The governance is POOR.
The DAP should be ashamed of this debacle. DAP is always quick at accusing others of fraud when mistakes are made. Sekarang padan muka.
I won’t do what DAP does – accussing people of fraud. I believe it was a genuine mistake but a stupid one.
My advise to DAP : wash your own backside first before accusing others of having smelly asses.
Monyet King says
I am looking for maths tuition teachers to teach DAP’s elections committee how to count. Any volunteers?