Pakatan Harapan (PH) has decided to contest under its own logo for the Melaka state election on Nov 20, the coalition’s chairman Anwar Ibrahim announced today.
Speaking at a press conference with Amanah president Mohamad Sabu and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, he said the decision had been made unanimously.
“The collective strength of PH, through Amanah, DAP and PKR, will make our logo more apparent,” he said.
He said PH would also contest with a single manifesto for the polls.
PKR was previously reported to have lobbied for the use of its logo, as was the case during the 14th general election.
Muda, led by Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, had meanwhile voiced interest in contesting the Melaka election using the PH logo, but this was opposed by the PKR Youth wing in Johor.
Anwar today said that DAP would contest eight seats, Amanah nine and PKR 11.
He also said that the composition of candidates for parliamentary seats would remain unchanged, with the Alor Gajah seat returned to DAP despite previously being held by Bersatu.
The Melaka election was triggered after four state assemblymen withdrew their support for the chief minister, leading to the dissolution of the state assembly on Oct 4.
The four were: Idris Haron (Sungai Udang), Nor Azman Hassan (Pantai Kundor), Noor Effandi Ahmad (Telok Mas) and Norhizam Hassan Baktee (Pengkalan Batu).