KUALA LUMPUR – April 6, 2018: All component parties of Pakatan Harapan will contest in the general elections using the PKR logo.
This was confirmed by Pribumi Bersatu information chief Datuk Kamarudin Mohd. Nor today when asked how his party will campaign following its temporary de-registration by the Registar of Societies (RoS) yesterday.
Pakatan, which has yet to be registered with RoS, comprises Pribumi Bersatu, DAP, PKR and Amanah.
“We have decided to use PKR’s logo and it’s not just us (Pribumi Bersatu). DAP and Amanah have also agreed. As for our respective parties’ machinery, they will also be working under PKR’s logo.
“In a way, it was good of Najib (Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak) to have us temporarily de-registered, otherwise each of us would have kept on insisting to contest under our respective logos. Najib had united us,” he quipped.
Talk of Pakatan contesting under PKR’s logo was widely talked about yesterday following the RoS decision and the DAP’s announcement that it will not contest using its symbol.
The official announcement on the use of PKR’s logo is expected to be made at a Pakatan gathering in Pasir Gudang tonight.
Kamarudin expressed confidence that the pact has enough time to explain to the people why Pribumi Bersatu will use the PKR logo.
“The people are well aware of our issue with the RoS, so it’s not going to be difficult to explain to them,” he said.
The de-registration was due to Pribumi Bersatu’s failure to submit some documents and the its financial statement.
RoS Director-General Surayati Ibrahim said the party was given 30 days starting yesterday to re-submit the documents or risk permanent de-registration.