PKR’s decision to contest with the Pakatan Harapan logo in the 15th General Election (GE15) is due to lessons learnt from recent state elections, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
The PKR president said party members felt it must contest with its own logo, but this had led to suggestions that there was disunity in Pakatan.
“In the Johor election, PKR contested using its own logo but this made it look like there was disunity. We were criticised for it.
“It was also pointed out that I was chairman of Pakatan (as well as) president of PKR.
“So, in the Pakatan presidential council meeting last night, we agreed that it was better to use the same logo in the upcoming general election,” Anwar told reporters after giving a talk at a seminar in Subang Jaya on Thursday (Aug 25).
Anwar added that the presidential council also agreed to modify the Pakatan logo to avoid “signifying old stories”.
For Sabah and Sarawak Pakatan parties, Anwar said it will be up to their leadership’s discretion to use the coalition logo in GE15.
“We leave it to Sabah and Sarawak to decide.
“They can decide to use their own party logo or Pakatan’s logo, (it’s) up to them. We respect their autonomy,” said Anwar. – The Star