KUALA LUMPUR: PPBM will take both legal and stern disciplinary action that encompasses criminal prosecution against individuals who abuse the party’s logo, including by displaying the “PPBM Blackout” logo, its secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin warned today.
He said the misuse of PPBM’s logo was a criminal offence under Section 50(3) of the Societies Act 1966 whereby offenders could be subject to a jail term not exceeding three months and a fine not exceeding RM3,000.
“In addition, PPBM will also take stern action against party candidates or members who misuse the party’s logo.
“This includes the cancellation of their nomination and/or disciplinary action in the form of expulsion of party membership,” Hamzah, who is also home minister, said in a statement.
In June, PPBM’s dissenters aligned with former party chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad launched a “blackout” campaign on social media in an apparent protest against the leadership of party president Muhyiddin Yassin.
This has led to the switching of the party’s original logo with the red trademark to one which has a black background.