“Alternatively, the DAP candidates could borrow and use the logo of one of the Pakatan Harapan parties as the DAP was prepared to do under a similar threat in the 13th general election”
KUALA LUMPUR: DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang told party members today to prepare for the possibility that the party may be banned and its logo disallowed in the upcoming general elections.
Lim said contingency plans included DAP candidates using the Pakatan Harapan logo if the federal Opposition coalition’s logo could be registered in time for the 14th general elections (GE14) due by August next year.
“Alternatively, the DAP candidates could borrow and use the logo of one of the Pakatan Harapan parties as the DAP was prepared to do under a similar threat in the 13th general election,” Lim said in a statement.
“Another possibility is for DAP parliamentary and state assembly candidates to contest as Independent candidates. Although this will be quite confusing, with DAP Independents contesting in a sea of different independent electoral symbols in the country, I do not think the problems are insuperable in an information era,” he added.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s press secretary Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin claimed Saturday that the DAP did not know if it would be allowed to use its party logo in the upcoming general elections as the Registrar of Societies did not recognise the validity of the party’s central executive committee.
Source: The Malay Mail Online