‘Fulfilling manifestos more important’

JOHOR BARU: Fulfilling manifestos and promises is more important to voters than the logo of political parties, said Barisan Nasional Back­benchers Club chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Samad.

He said if Pakatan Harapan wants to use a common logo for the gene­ral election then it is its own affair because all parties have their own strategies.

“In every election, we can see political maturity, and this time, it’s no different because vo­ters will be more interested in the manifestos than a political logo,” said the Johor Baru MP after handing out 1Malaysia People’s Aid at his constituency here.

Pakatan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad recently said that a common logo would be chosen from any of its four component parties, namely PKR, DAP, Parti Amanah Negara or Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

Shahrir added that political parties would be judged on their achievements and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak sta­ted that Barisan had fulfilled almost all of its promises and manifestos made in the last general election.

“Voters want to see if the parties are able to manage the country after receiving the mandate.

“All of this will be in the minds of voters, which for me is more important than a logo,” he said.