DAP CEC decision : Wrong for the Malacca State Government to
proceed with constitutional amendment
by M Kulasegaran
(Petaling Jaya, Tuesday):
During the Malacca State Assembly sitting on 29 th Sept 2003,
the motion to discuss the above amendment the same was approved with 17 BN
elected representatives supporting , one DAP representative opposing while
three other DAP representatives abstaining..
The DAP's Elected Representatives Supervisory Committee (ERSC) went down to
Malacca to investigate the anomaly and submitted a report to the Central
Executive Committee (CEC) of DAP .
The CEC , after its deliberation , decided that:
(i) It was wrong for the Malacca Government to come up with such a
proposal to take away the words "the number of members shall be twenty five"
and replace "the number of members shall be as the Legislature may by law
provide" in the Article 11 of the constitution of the State of Malacca.
(ii) DAP reiterates that the Party's stand is and should have been
total opposition to the amendment proposed.
* M Kulasegaran, DAP Deputy Secretary General and
Chairman of the DAP MP/SA Supervisory Committee