Nga retains chairman post, his faction dominates Perak DAP polls

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Perak DAP cousins Nga Kor Ming and Ngeh Koo Ham’s faction made a clean sweep in the state party elections today.

The Nga-Ngeh team won all of the 15 state committee posts up for grabs, with Nga retaining his Perak DAP chairman post and Batu Gajah MP V Sivakumar voted in as deputy chairman.

Nga, who is Teluk Intan MP and Aulong assemblyman, and Sivakumar tied in first place with 1,228 votes each, while Taiping MP Teh Kok Lim came in at 15th spot with 1,102 votes.

Ngeh came in sixth with 1,216 votes.

Another notable winner was Tebing Tinggi assemblyperson Abdul Aziz Bari, who came in third with 1,224 votes. He previously received the highest number of votes at the party’s 2018 Perak polls.

A total of 1,735 ballots were issued today.

The leaders challenging the Nga-Ngeh camp, DAP vice-chairperson M Kulasegaran and his running-mate Thomas Su Keong Siong, received 540 and 550 votes, respectively.

Earlier, the Kula-Su camp accused the committee handling the election of still calling for delegates to attend the convention, even after registration had closed.

They pointed out that some delegates were seen wearing handwritten name tags, as opposed to the computer-generated identification.

It was reported that DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng had a meeting with Kulasegaran and Su to discuss their dispute on the election process.

Lim called the duo into a VIP room at the convention centre for discussion at 12.35pm after the commotion occurred.

The talk lasted about 15 minutes. However, Kulasegaran did not comment to the media while Su only said he believed the party election will be held in a fair and transparent manner.