PETALING JAYA: The Election Commission (EC) has required all political parties contesting in the coming election to obtain special permits for their campaign materials as part of additional requirements ahead of the campaign period.
It has also limited the pictures of political leaders which can be displayed on campaign materials to only those with the rank of president and deputy president, or the equivalent.
On larger banners showing multiple political leaders, only the president, deputy president, state chief and menteri besar, or the equivalent, can appear based on the registered logo or party used by the candidates.
The new requirements will be in effect throughout the campaign period from April 28 to May 8.
In a statement last night, the EC said it had set up 445 enforcement teams around the country to ensure that candidates and parties adhere to the laws stipulated under the Election Offences Act 1954.
“The EC urges all candidates and political parties contesting not to campaign in any way that is seditious, causes enmity or is malicious as per Section 4A of the act,” it said.
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