Gearing up to face off in GE15 mega battle

Rising to the occasion: Barisan Nasional members unboxing newly-printed party flags.

GEORGE TOWN: Both sides of the political divide are gearing up for the poster war that is taking off soon in the 15th General Election (GE15).

Penang Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Musa Sheikh Fadzir said some 40,000 election items would be arriving here before and after nomination day, which has yet to be set by the Election Commission.

The items include flags, banners, streamers and other items, which will be distributed to all Barisan component parties.

“We are in the middle of processing them. The items will be distributed to each division,” he said.

State Barisan secretary Datuk Omar Faudzar said some of the campaign materials would be distributed after nomination day with the names of the candidates printed on them.

“Most of the materials (for campaigning) we’ve received are flags, and they’re stored at the state Barisan office in Bayan Point,” he said, adding that thousands more would be arriving in the next few weeks before polling day.

Penang MCA chairman Datuk Tan Teik Cheng said they had put up some flags and banners at the Bukit Mertajam MCA headquarters in Taman Usahaniaga, Bukit Mertajam.

“The flags and banners were from the previous elections. We will receive more materials from the MCA headquarters as well as the Barisan headquarters,” he said.

PKR will be getting its campaign materials from the party’s central election committee.

State PKR leadership council deputy chairman Datuk Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik said the committee was in the middle of getting the items before they were distributed.

“We are getting them soon,” he said.

In Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Pakatan Harapan chairman Datuk Christina Liew said the group was in the process of ordering several thousand flags, T-shirts and caps for PKR members and supporters.

“For Tawau, I have placed my orders,” said Liew, who is the incumbent MP.

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