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DAP has reiterated calls for the restoration of local council elections which is one of the eight resolutions approved at the 2019 Kuala Lumpur Federal Territories DAP convention today. (NSTP/MUSTAFFA KAMAL)

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP has reiterated calls for the restoration of local council elections which is one of the eight resolutions approved at the 2019 Kuala Lumpur Federal Territories DAP convention today.

All eight resolutions were unanimously passed by the 107 delegates present, it was announced by speaker Wong Shu Qi.

The party said reintroduction of local council elections was required to widen the practice of democracy, as well as provide local candidates access to key posts in local assemblies.

Another resolution was to urge the Federal government and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to be more serious in addressing flash floods in the city.

The resolution pointed out that DBKL should upgrade the drainage systems in areas prone to flash floods.

Also approved was the demand for the Federal government to expedite efforts to provide good, efficient and quality public services nationwide, especially in the city.

In addition, delegates called on the Federal government, especially Communications and Multimedia Ministry and Home Ministry to take stern action against those who spread false news and information, especially those who incite racial and religious issues.

Delegates also agreed to condemn racism, be it through speeches, statements or social media as they were clear violation of the Federal Constitution.

Another resolution passed included supporting the DAP’s central executive committee (CEC) to handle sensitive issues and political opponents who ignite the fire of racism to cause disunity among the various races in Malaysia.

The resolution also requested the Federal government to repeal or amend all draconian laws and unjust provisions as promised in the 2018 Pakatan Harapan manifesto.

Another resolution was that the Federal government should fulfill the promises in the manifesto, especially in terms of improving the people’s living standards and reducing the financial burden of families.

The convention was officiated by DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng. Also present were DAP’s national chairman and Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory DAP chairman Tan Kok Wai, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok and Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh. –- Bernama

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