The DAP today bluntly told Election Commission deputy chairperson Wan Ahmad Wan Omar to keep his nose out of the internal affairs of political parties.

Describing Wan Ahmad's comments on DAP's election results mistake as "unwarranted and unbecoming", the party's vice-chairperson Teresa Kok said the EC is supposed to be non-partisan.

NONE"The EC should maintain its statutory neutrality and refrain from poking its nose into the affairs of political parties.

"Wan Ahmad should not forget the series of embarrassing mistakes and rectification of polls results of the EC," Kok (right) said.

He was quoted in The Star as describing what had happened in the DAP elections as hilarious with a winner being declared a loser and vice-versa - weeks after party polls.

"We do not know if the changes are reflective of the voice of the committee, the members or certain individuals (in the party).

One who laughs first

"I could not help but laugh when I heard that DAP suddenly realised that there was an error almost a month after polls, and immediately endorsed a loser as winner and a winner as loser," he was reported to have said.

"What kind of democracy is this? Is this a joke? If it is, then they have certainly made a mockery of democracy," the EC deputy chairperson was quoted to have said.

Kok, in her statement, then listed down EC's blunders which included erroneously announcing Kalthom Othman from PAS as having won the Pasir Puteh seat, when it was actually won by Umno candidate Che Min Che Ahmad in the 2004 general election.
The correction was only made three months after the general election.
Similarly in the Seputeh parliamentary seat contest which Kok had contended for, her winning majority of 12,895 was bigger than what had been was announced earlier and this is recorded in the EC gazette.

She said these two 2004 general election results reveal show that the EC only rectify its results months after they had been announcement upon the discovery errors in the initial declarations.

"I urge Wan Ahmad to maintain his neutrality as EC deputy chairperson and stop commenting on political parties's internal affairs, including party polls results.

"He should look at his own backyard and make sure EC will run a clean and fair general election in 2013," added Kok.