S'gor DAP passes resolution urging revival of local elections


Modified 9 Dec 2018, 11:05 am

The 2018 Selangor DAP convention today approved seven resolutions, including urging the government to continue investigating the 1MDB scandal.

The party also urged the Selangor government to reimplement local council elections to widen democracy, as well as provide local candidates access to key posts in local assemblies.

The resolution also urged the federal government to remain committed to abolishing the Sedition Act 1948 and other acts that suppress the people.

The resolution was unanimously approved by the delegates present after being announced by the speaker, Leong Yu Man, the Triang assemblyperson.

A total of 756 delegates out of 1,092 members were eligible to attend the convention today.

Selangor DAP also stated its full support for Budget 2019, and that it would help the people of the state fully understand its contents by holding briefings, as well as question-and-answer and publicity sessions.

It also called on the federal government to implement Pakatan Harapan's manifesto with regard to the addition of 10,000 public buses nationwide within its first term, as a step towards improving the public transport system in the country.

The party also called for the continuation of reforms in the police force, such as the establishment of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) and other policy changes to restore the people's confidence.

Apart from that, it also called for the recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) to be equivalent to existing general qualifications for admission to public institutions of higher learning (IPTA).


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