Conflicting views about logo finally settled, says Pakatan

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  • Wednesday, 26 Jan 2022

PETALING JAYA: There were differing views regarding PKR's decision to use its own logo for the upcoming Johor state election, says the Pakatan Harapan presidential council.

However, the issue was eventually settled after the Pakatan presidential council agreed to respect PKR's wish.

"Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will also write in to the Election Commission (EC) to give DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and Amanah President Mohamad Sabu the prerogative to issue endorsement letters (surat watikah) for Pakatan candidates," it said in a statement.

According to the Pakatan presidential council, DAP and Amanah will use Pakatan's logo in the coming state election.

The presidential council also said it will continue discussions on cooperation and seat negotiations with all Opposition parties in the state, including the Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda).

"This will strengthen the Opposition bloc to take on the coming Johor state election," Pakatan said in the Wednesday (Jan 26) evening statement.

The remarks were made in a joint statement by Anwar, Lim and Mohamad, as well as Upko president, Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau.

The joint statement also said DAP and Amanah will contest under the Pakatan logo, while PKR will contest under its own logo.

Prior to the dissolution of the state assembly on Jan 22, Pakatan had 27 assemblymen, consisting of 14 from DAP, seven from PKR, and six from Amanah.

However, Parti Warisan president, Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, has said that the party is still undecided whether to contest in the upcoming state election.

When contacted, Muda president, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, said the new party will focus on better policies for Johor.

"People are more interested to hear about policies, reforms and charting the way forward to make Johor a fully-developed state which embraces diversity and moderation, over 'who will contest' and 'political strategies'.

"Muda will focus on that first," Syed Saddiq said in a brief text.

On Jan 24, Pejuang announced that it will contest 42 of the 56 state seats in the upcoming state election.

"Discussions with Pakatan are in the final stages, and Pejuang will decide later after looking into several matters," Pejuang secretary-general Datuk Dr Saharuddin Mohd Salleh was quoted as saying.

The Election Commission will have a special meeting on Feb 9 to decide key dates and matters related to the 15th Johor state election, namely polling and nomination dates.

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