Takeover of Selangor DAP State Committee: DAP National Treasurer Fong Kui Lun heads the interim Selangor DAP State Committee

Press Statement
by Kerk Kim Hock

(Petaling Jaya, Wednesday): The DAP Central Executive Committee (CEC), which met last night, decided to accept the Central Working Committee's (CWC) recommendation to take over the Selangor State Committee.

The Central Working Committee, which had met on 19.5.2003, had expressed concern at the recent Selangor DAP incidents which had caused grave damage to the Party's image.

The CWC was also concerned about the deep-seated problems in the Selangor State Committee and the inability of the state leadership to effectively  operate as well gear up for the coming general election.

The CEC, after much deliberation, decided to dissolve the present State Committee and to establish an interim State Committee. The interim Committee
shall hold office   until the new State Committee is elected at the 2003 Selangor State Ordinary Convention scheduled to be held on 10.8.2003.

The 25-person interim State Committee comprises national DAP and DAPSY leaders as well as all members of the dissolved state committee.

The line up is as follows:

Chairman :                              Fong Kui Lun (DAP National Treasurer)
Deputy Chairman :                 Karpal Singh (National Deputy Chairman)
Vice Chairmen :                      M. Kulasegaran (Deputy Secretary General)
                                                  M  Manoharan
                                                  Tee Boon Hock
                                                  Teng Chang Khim
                                                  Ong Ing Siong
Secretary :                               Ean Yong Hian Wah (DAPSY)
Asst Secretary :                      Ronnie Liu
Treasurer :                               Alex Yim
Assistant Treasurer :              Ang Leng Kiat
Organising Sec :                    John Chung (DAPSY)
Asst Org Sec :                         Wong Kok Yew
                                                  Ho Hong Heng
Publicity Secretary :                William Thye
                                                  Ng Swee Lim
Political Education Director : Yong Poh Onn
Women Affairs Secretary :     Medaline Chang
Committee Members :            P Gunasekaran (CEC Member)
                                                  Abdul Rahman Said Ali (CEC Member)
                                                  T. Kannan
                                                  Peter Tan
                                                  S. Ramakrishnan
                                                  Yap Beng Lee
                                                  M. Pulanthran

The interim Committee will hold its first meeting at the DAP National Headquarters at 8 pm on Friday, 30.5.2003.


* Kerk Kim Hock, DAP Secretary General and MP for Kota Melaka