DAP Not Decided Yet On Common Logo

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah DAP said it will not be easy to let go of its famed rocket logo.

But its chief Datuk Frankie Poon said the Warisan Plus coalition was still in talks on the use of Warisan’s symbol as the common logo for the state election.

“Of course when you talk about the DAP logo, we have established ours here very well and for a long time already.

“For us to relinquish it for this particular election, is not easy.”

Poon said in the 14th general election, for example, the (Pakatan Harapan) parties in the peninsula only used one logo – the PKR logo – but DAP still used the rocket symbol in Sabah for that election.

“But we are still in talks. We are not saying totally no but we are discussing what is the best for Sabah.

“We are discussing what is the impact if we do not use our own logo … but if that is the case, then we will still try out best,” Poon said.

Poon, who is caretaker Health and People’s Well-being Minister, was speaking to reporters after presenting assistance to single mothers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in Tawau today.

Caretaker Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal had previously stated that every party was free to decide on the matter and that there would be no forcing anyone.

“What was suggested was that one logo would avoid confusion and some have agreed but I don’t know about PKR and DAP … I will have a meeting soon,” he said.

In another development Poon said DAP was trying to negotiate more seats for the party to contest this time.

He said they were keen on taking on additional seats besides the seven state seats, of which six were won, that the party had contested in GE14 two years ago.

“Of course we have to request but we are not asking for seats we cannot win,” he said.

“We have leaders in those places and we have done our survey but we will announce the seats later.”