Monday, May 7, 2018
DAP DOES NOT SEEM CONFIDENT OF THE PKR SYMBOL
Salleh Said Keruak
Lim Kit Siang is in a dilemma because the Chinese are not responding positively to the PKR symbol as he had hoped and there appears to be some resistance. He should have listened to Chen Man Hin instead of listening to Mahathir in the choice of party symbol because the DAP supporters are more familiar with the 'Rocket' symbol.
Now DAP is attempting to do damage control by displaying both the PKR symbol as well as DAP's rocket symbol so that they can pacify their Chinese supporters as well as win over the opposition Malays. Kit Siang hopes they can then retain their Chinese support and at the same time win Malay support, which is a sort of deception and shows DAP is not confident of the PKR symbol.
DAP thought they were being clever by hiding behind the PKR symbol. And now that this has upset the Chinese they are 'bringing back' the rocket symbol while not wanting to discard the PKR symbol. And this is creating an even bigger mess for DAP.