Sarawak DAP raises red flag over unauthorised party symbols in Kuching


Sarawak DAP has lodged a police report over the unauthorised use of party flags around the state capital Kuching.

 “We don’t want the Election Commission or Barisan Nasional to have any excuse to take any legal action against the party,” Chong Chieng Jen, the DAP state chairman, said after lodging the report today. It is an offence under election laws to raise party flags in public places outside the campaigning period. 

Chong said party leaders had not authorised the use of the flags.
He said the DAP flags raised in various public places were different in size than the ones normally used by the party.
This morning, DAP flags were seen on a hornbill statue at a roundabout on the road near the Kuching International Airport, the pedestrian street along Jalan Batu Lintang, in a fenced off area in Reservoir Park and few other public places.
Chong, who is the Kuching MP and Kota Sentosa assemblyman, urged those responsible to take down the flags.
Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen (third from left) with party leaders after lodging a report with the Kuching police today. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Ng Ai Fern, December 26, 2015. 
Refusing to point fingers, Chong urged supporters to keep the flags until election time. “Let’s bear with it for few more months. Keep the flags, when election comes, put them up to help our campaign. Keep the passion for change burning until the dissolution of the state assembly," he said. 
The Sarawak state elections are due next June. Chong said the pre-election campaign, probably by their supporters, meant that people were eager to send a strong message to Barisan Nasional (BN). 
“The sentiment to ask the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to step down is very strong. A lot of people cannot bear it anymore. Prices of goods going up, country rudderless, we are going nowhere.” 
  On themalaysianinsider – December 26, 2015. 

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