The PSM fist logo

The PSM fist logo

15 February 2013

I would like to respond to the report which appeared in Malaysiakini dated 15 February 2013, PSM logo may confuse people, says Anwar.

I believe that Anwar may have met some disgruntled PKR supporters in Sungai Siput who wants to stand in the seat as well insist PSM use their logo knowing that PSM will reject that. Similarly in other places, there are similar disgruntled people who oppose PSM symbol and all this actually boils down to seat negotiation and selection of candidates. The majority of the rakyat want a one to one fight with BN and want BN to go. That is the mood out there. Honestly, I don't see rural folks questioning PSM on who is Che Guevara and Mao. They just want to know if you are with BN or not? Anything But UMNO .

PSM on its part has said repeatedly, whatever the outcome of the 4 seat it is asking for, PSM will give full support and work hard for the victory of PR in all the other seats. PSM is only asking to stand in the same four seat is stood last election. Last Election we borrowed PKR logo but flew our flag with PKR flag. This election we are registered after ten years struggle, therefore we will use our own logo unless there is a common PR logo.

On the question of perception, we believe the fist is the most popular logo used during the recent Kebangkitan KL rally on the 12th. In fact in a recent meeting with PR, PAS and DAP leaders said that they don't have an issue with the symbol. The fist is also used by Anti Lynas, Student groups, ABU etc and they have not been accused as communist. During the EO6 saga, the BN Government tried very hard to tarnish PSM name but failed as the rakyat did not buy the story. Similarly there is lots of stories about Anwar which are circulated which are not true. We go to the people and we explain to them. The same way, we explain that DAP is not anti Malay and that PAS will not convert everyone to Islam. So our task is to explain what is the truth. PSM believes the people are getting matured and they know what is the truth and what is propaganda perse.

Let me give some result of 3 corner fights which took place in 2004 in Perak to deal with the Sungai Siput question. In almost all three corner fights between DAP and PKR, DAP comes out second and PKR third. There is exception on the S.Siput parliament and Jalong State seats in Sungai Siput where DAP becomes third and PKR second. That is because PSM stood in these 2 seats using PKR logo and flying our fist flag along with PKRs. So people should not undermine the work PSM does in its area and the popularity of the fist logo in areas PSM contesting.

Taiping

DATUK M. KAYVEAS

BN

20,129

46.29

MNG

ONG CHEE KENG

DAP

17,957

41.30

KLH

ANNAH DORAI A/L PAKIRI

KEADILAN

4,371

10.05

HD

 

SUNGAI SIPUT

 

DATO' S. SAMY VELLU A/L SANGALIMUTHU

BN

18,797

62.08

MNG

MICHEAL JEYAKUMAR DEVARAJ

KEADILAN

8,562

28.28

KLH

SANMUGAM PONMUGAM PONNAN

DAP

2,864

9.46

HD

 

TELUK INTAN

MAH SIEW KEONG

BN

18,665

55.51

MNG

WU HIM VEN

DAP

8,829

26.26

KLH

GOBALAKRISHNAN A/L NAGAPAN

KEADILAN

6,128

18.23

KLH

 

DUN SIMPANG PULAI

CHAN CHIN CHEE

BN

8,193

49.22

MNG

BEH BOON CHONG

DAP

6,176

37.10

KLH

TAI SING NG

KEADILAN

2,118

12.72

KLH

 

JELAPANG

HEE YIT FOONG

DAP

8,231

49.17

MNG

MAH HANG SOON

BN

7,978

47.66

KLH

FOO TIEW KOK

KEADILAN

358

2.14

HD

 

BERCHAM

GOOI SENG TEIK

BN

8,231

49.70

MNG

SUM CHEAK LENG

DAP

7,603

45.91

KLH

TAN SENG TOH

KEADILAN

665

4.02

HD

JALONG

CHANG KO YOUN

BN

9,780

59.83

MNG

KUNASEKARAN A/L KRISHNAN

KEADILAN

3,638

22.26

KLH

DING CHIN AIK

DAP

2,928

17.91

KLH

 

AULONG

NG CHI FA

BN

9,016

57.44

MNG

YEW TIAN HOE

DAP

5,011

31.93

KLH

ABDUL RAHMAN B. UDA MAT ISA

KEADILAN

1,145

7.29

HD

 

Finally PSM looks forward for some constructive discussion with PR on how to topple BN in the coming General Election. I leave you with some images. Except for the PSM own logo, we did not design the rest. On the one on PR leaders, that was done by PR itself.

Released by
S. Arutchelvan
Secretary General