KUALA LUMPUR: MCA's use of its own logo in the upcoming Balakong state by-election does not mean that the Barisan Nasional (BN) is breaking up, according to BN deputy chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.
The Umno deputy president said it was a BN effort to strengthen the component parties following the defeat of the coalition in the 14th general election.
"From there (the outcome of the by-election), we can do research and analysis to determine the strength of the party which uses its own logo. If the component party is strong, then the BN will also be strong. There is no question of a split in the BN.
"Perhaps, the Barisan Nasional name may be changed. We will consider that," he said at a press conference after a meeting of the BN Supreme Council at Menara Dato' Onn at the Putra World Trade Centre, here today.
Mohamad said the MCA had written officially to the BN headquarters seeking to field a BN candidate by using the party's own logo in the Balakong by-election.
Mohamad added that BN might even allow the MIC to use its own logo in any future by-election.
As for the Seri Setia state by-election, Mohamad said BN had agreed to give way to PAS to contest the seat after that party gave way to BN to contest the Sungai Kandis state seat in the by-election on Aug 4.