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Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

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When there's too much dirt...

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Monday, June 03, 2013

Some figures do change

I am referring to the 753 DAP delegates allegedly left out of the last DAP national congress, which ex-PKR ex-MP, N. Gobalakrishnan seems to take a personal interest in voicing out. The number seems to have swelled from the original 7!

Out of curiosity, I checked the figures of DAP's latest convention based on Lim Guan Eng's speech, to see if it makes sense:

2008....2012
84000..150000 members : increased 1.8 times (78.5 %)
948......2576 delegates : increased 1.7 times (171.7 %)
311......1128 branches  : increased 2.6 times (262.7 %)

3..........2 delegates/branch
270......133 members/branch

How does 753 delegates allegedly left out compare with the figures? 29% of total 2576 delegates! If according to Gobalakrishnan, all the 753 were Indian delegates, then if based on the actual number of Indian members, probably none would have attended!

I would presume DAP leaders had decided to reduce the number of delegates per branch from 3 to 2 mainly to reduce costs. Had they allowed 3 per branch, then the total delegates should have been 3384, an increase of 808 delegates.

Common sense tells me that the 753 delegates allegedly left out could have been based on the reduced number of delegates per branch, rather than anything sinister which some quarters would like us to believe.

It is hard to believe that the 2 or 3 eligible delegates per branch (likely to be branch chairman and his deputy) could have missed out on the date and time of their party's national convention, even without proper notification.

Source of data:
A new beginning:- Connecting Malaysians, Sharing our future
http://dapmalaysia.org/english/2012/dec12/lge/lge1840.php

Note: I assumed an average number of delegates per branch for ease of comparison. In reality, better established branches have more members and therefore entitled to more delegates.

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