DAP party poll results: No big surprises


No real surprises at the DAP party polls yesterday.

But the party continues to lack genuine multi-ethnic representation at the elected leadership level, perhaps a reflection of its membership base.


Lim Kit Siang (1,607)
Lim Guan Eng (1,576)
Karpal Singh (1,411)
Chong Chieng Jin (1,211)
Anthony Loke (1,202)
Vincent Wu (1,202)
Tan Kok Wai (1,199)
Gobind Singh (1,197)
Tony Pua (1,162)
Teng Chang Khim (1,152).
Fong Kui Lun (1,137)
Nga Kor Ming (1,075)
Chong Eng (1,006)
Chow Kon Yeow (986)
Liew Chin Tong (984)
M Kula Segeran (984)
Boo Cheng Hai (958)
Teresa Kok (925)
Teo Nie Ching (903)
Ngeh Koo Ham (824)

Revised results

1. Lim Kit Siang (1,607 votes) [ranked no 1 in 2008 polls]
2. Lim Guan Eng (1,576) [2]
3. Karpal Singh (1,411) [9]
4. Chong Chieng Jen (1,211) [8]
5. Loke Siew Fook (1,202) [11]
6. Tan Kok Wai (1,199) [3]
7. Gobind Singh Deo (1,197) [20]
8. Tony Pua (1,162) [13]
9. Teng Chang Khim (1,152) [15]
10. Fong Kui Lun (1,137) [4]
11. Nga Kor Ming (1,075) [16]
12. Chong Eng (1,006) [14]
13. Chow Kon Yeow (986) [17]
14. Liew Chin Tong (984) [new]
15. M Kulasegaran (984) [5]
16. Boo Cheng Hau (958) [19]
17. Teresa Kok (925) [6]
18. Teo Nie Ching (903) [new]
19. Ngeh Koo Ham (824) [10]
20. Zahril Khir Johari (803) [new]

Ten appointed CEC members:

1. Dr Tan Seng Giaw
2. Dr P Ramasamy
3. Senator Ariffin SM omar
4. Zairil Khir Johari
5. Jimmy Wong Sze Phin
6. Dr John Brian Anthony
7. Dr Edwin Bosi
8. Leong Ngah Ngah
9. V Sivakumar
10. Thomas Su Keong Siong

The CEC (2012-2015)
(made up of 20 elected members and 10 appointed members)

Karpal Singh

Deputy Chairman
Tan Kok Wai

Vice-Chairmen posts)
Chow Kon Yeow
Dr Senator Ariffin SM Omar
Chong Chieng Jen
M Kula Segaran
Teresa Kok Suh Sim.

Lim Guan Eng

Assistant General-Secretary
Chong Eng
Ngeh Koo Ham
Dr P Ramasamy

National Treasurer
Fong Kui Lun

Assistant National Treasurer
Nga Kor Ming

National Organising Secretary
Loke Siew Fook

Assistant National Organising Secretary
Vincent Wu Him Ven
Thomas Su Keong Siong

National Publicity Secretary

Tony Pua Kiam Wee

National Publicity Assistant Secretary
Teo Nie Ching
Zairil Khir Johari

International Secretary
V Sivakumar

National Political Education Director
Liew Chin Tong

Political Education Assistant Director
Dr Boo Cheng Hau

Committee Members
Lim Kit Siang
Dr Tan Seng Giaw
Datuk Teng Chang Khim
Leong Ngah Ngah
Jimmy Wong Sze Phin
Dr Edwin Bosi
Dr John Brian Anthony
Gobind Singh Deo.

Party Advisor
Dr Chen Man Hin (reappointed)

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19 Dec 2012 8.23am

Where is Karpal Singh on the list? I thought he is no. 3. The list has only 19 names.

20 Dec 2012 8.40am
Reply to  abc

I don’t 100% trust politicians, but I can rely on Karpal Singh wherever he is (in any party). He got principles unlike many with winds of change.
May Karpal Singh walk again one day. God Bless him & his family.

17 Dec 2012 9.47am

UMNO – Totally Semua Melayu
MCA – Totally Semua Cina
MIC – Totally Semua Indian

DAP bukan semua Cina, some Indian and Malay
PR – Malay, Chinese, Indian and others
PAS – Mostly Malay but still have some Chinese and others.

PR – All Races.

Before commenting please use your head a little especially the dumb headed PM and Gilakan

Phua Kai Lit
Phua Kai Lit
18 Dec 2012 8.53am
Reply to  Yang

Not quite right, Yang.

UMNO also has its vociferous “Constitutional Malays”, including some who hide their ethnic heritage in order to “pass” as
Malays, including speaking Malay in public but not doing so at home.

(Reminds me of the old days, before the Civil Rights movement in the USA with its “Black is Beautiful” slogan, where some light-skinned blacks in US passed as whites)

Phua Kai Lit
Phua Kai Lit
17 Dec 2012 9.18am

The DAP should place primary emphasis on its guiding principles of Social Democracy and tell the people of Malaysia that we want our nation to progress and become like Norway and Sweden, nations with powerful social democratic movements and which, as a direct consequence, rank high on all socio-economic indicators. DAP, like PAS should also work to keep its lunatic fringe in check. (These being Chinese ultranationalists and hardline Islamists respectively). If necessary, by expelling them. In my opinion, it is perfectly OK to appoint people from under-represented groups into its CEC. But these people must be committed to the… Read more »

Gerakan K
Gerakan K
17 Dec 2012 2.13am

Hampir semua CINA !!!

CINA rulez !!!

Andrew I
Andrew I
17 Dec 2012 9.59am
Reply to  Gerakan K

You referring to MCA?

17 Dec 2012 12.48am

Hohoho, just 2 days and this sure a hit gone viral in the internet!

16 Dec 2012 10.49pm

Should be an interesting election. I fully expect DAP to be able to offer some tempting patronage by virtue of links with your ascendant neighbour. It’s hard to balance the overriding policy of ABU and the risk of repeated history that Perkasa is forecasting. I think that forecast is on the money, for what it’s worth. However there must be some concession made to the idea that if you overheat the frying pan then you are also to blame if there is a leap into the fire.

Frying pan, fire; why is there no picnic on the beach option?

Middle path
Middle path
16 Dec 2012 7.43pm

What type of surprise do you need ?
The DAP malays are not vocal enough.
If you put mat sabu in,
You will see what happen.

17 Dec 2012 6.43am
Reply to  Middle path

Then wait until a vocal enough Malay who has the mettle to pass the DAP tiao kia? DAP should learn to ‘Joget, Ronggeng or Dikir Barat’ to mentor potential Malay politicians in its party, not just weed out based on its rocket science specs ala Singland style. ‘Joget, Ronggeng or Dikir Barat’ are mastered with patience over time, not Speedy Gonzales’ Saturday Night Fever or Gangnam frenzy steps that took a life of a UK man. Understand the Malay hot buttons & sweet spots to win them over. Learn the art of branding & creating desire Malaysian way. Btw, can… Read more »

Batu Ferrighian
Batu Ferrighian
17 Dec 2012 8.33am
Reply to  Middle path

Mat Sabu is in PAS lah Zairil Khir Johari is definately someone that has a LOT of potential. I’m still puzzled, why is Chow Kon Yeow still around? There is a high chance that Pakatan continues to govern Penang, next term, I really want to see more support from PKR. DAP still lacks the multi-ethnicity that they boast about. This will not be good in capturing the Malay heartlands. The day Teluk Bahang stops being a hardcore BN/perkasa bastian will be the day that I believe change can happen:P Btw, DAP…please do something about the lack of enforcement in Batu… Read more »

18 Dec 2012 8.54am
Reply to  Middle path

If DAP has the formula of Mokhtar Dahari, Soh Chin Aun, R. Arumugam & Santokh Singh combi, there will be a day of Putrajaya Roar ala Merdeka Stadium Roar even SingLand Kallang Roar cannot match in teamwork & spirit of 3-in-1+kau kau Malaysia. Right now, it is but a far cry from what (once) made Malaysia Football Team an Asian football tiger of the 70s & 80s supported & betted by all walks of Malaysian life. Ask yourself: what makes a passionate/great footballer that DARES to ‘tackle’ & yet ‘play as tactical equal’ & you will find the answers for… Read more »

19 Dec 2012 8.29am
Reply to  tunglang

Sadly most non-Malays have little interest in playing in Liga M football. Somehow they prefer management (K Rajagopal n Ong Kim Swee) or coaching (Tan Cheng Hoe) to name the more prominent one.
FAM don’t bother ?

18 Dec 2012 9.16am
Reply to  Middle path

DAP delegates did not vote malay candidates into the CEC after the experience of betrayal of Tunku Aziz.

Better to play safe as there could be mole planted by Umno?

18 Dec 2012 7.31pm
Reply to  Erwin

Malayphobia? Then something is not working to win the right Malays as future leaders in DAP. Unless of course it is still breathing the past experiences & behaving Lee Kuan Yew.

19 Dec 2012 3.04pm
Reply to  Erwin

Good observation. Umno can plant moles in CEC. Tunglang is too naive.

20 Dec 2012 8.32am
Reply to  Erwin

Too naive? DAP uselessly depends (in stillness of mind & restless spirit!!!) on ‘potential’ cross-overs from BN to gain easy Malay support which is too naive of DAP strategy. This is learnt Anwar’s Sept 2008 lazy work (of instant noodle strategy) looked upon as ‘bluffs’ by grass root Malays. This is no short cut to win Malays. Don’t give the crap there are no Malays (beyond BN) worth the salt to mentor & shape in DAP principles for multi-racial politics (if any nearer). Don’t give the impressions that potential Malay politicians must have BN experience & connections. This is no… Read more »

16 Dec 2012 7.01pm

When I want to drink Kopi-O kau kau with a Malay or Mamak, I go to MPPP food court@Gurney Drive.
When I want to drink Kopi-O kau kau with an Indian, I go to Little India.
And when I want to drink Kopi-O kau kau with a Chinese, I go to any kopitiam.
DAP seems to drink Kopi-O like a typical Chinese!
Time has changed. The Kopi-O cup need not be of white porcelain with retro-floral design bottomed by a white saucer!

16 Dec 2012 7.22pm
Reply to  tunglang

Perhaps, DAP can offer a Kopi-3-in-1 kau kau that any Malaysian can try (to drink) anywhere!
3-in-1 means Malay, Chinese & Indians ‘party ingredients’. Kau kau means added flavors of other races in the ‘mix’.

Cheers, Kopi-O kau kau under a weeping Angsana tree.
Btw, white or yellowish-white coffee of trendy, slippery food courts is not the kopi to win hearts & minds of 3-in-1 Malaysia!

17 Dec 2012 4.44pm
Reply to  tunglang

tunglang can at least be around after GE13 and may be GE14 in Penang now the retirement age being raised to 60.
happy drinking kopi o kau kau minus sugar to avoid diabetes & hypertension 🙂
wanna hav kopi o at Bangkok Lane with mee rebus tambah sotong ???

17 Dec 2012 10.42pm
Reply to  tunglang

Thanks for your concern, PLK. After many years of stressful but passionate creative thinking in competitive A&M, I decided to live a more serene & meditative lifestyle in Nature. That’s why I choose Belum Rainforest as my future sanctuary. But I will still work at my leisure, not laze around like an orang utan “yat chiu-ing” (banana sucking). One of Penang’s best Kopi-O kau kau is @ Gurney Drive’s MPPP food court (not the slippery, plastic New World cosmopolitan type) served by a 24-hr smiling Mamak. Best island kopi-o sipping in the morning while timelessly gazing at the ‘mudless’ part… Read more »

16 Dec 2012 5.34pm

this gangnam style parody sure MELETUP !!!!!!
Jom Ubah

17 Dec 2012 4.42pm
Reply to  Purdeep

Some ABCD stickers (Anything But Cina DAP) were pasted around PISA yesterday by folks who want to frighten the rakyat !
The locals here know who are the usual suspects…..