Now, something so long ago that mesothelioma was still common.
A pro-Berjaya election poster in Kiulu town for the 1976 state elections. Berjaya was founded the year before and would take over the reins of government from Usno after that elections:
This is the best zoom-in I could get on an election poster of the late Tun Fuad Stephens, Berjaya candidate in Kiulu:
The following is the Notice of Contested Election for N15 Kiulu, listing the polling stations, the 3 candidates (Patrick Godomon of Pekemas, Tun Fuad Stephens of Berjaya and Datuk Payar Juman of Usno), and their proposers and seconders. The document was signed by C.S. Singhe, Sabah Supervisor of Elections and dated 20th March 1976. Click on the thumbnail to see full size image:
The following is the Nomination Paper for the Pekemas candidate, dated 17th March 1976:
The following is perhaps the world’s only surviving Pekemas election poster. This picture was taken 30 years after the elections took place and 28 years after Pekemas ceased to exist (dissolved in 1978). Kinda reminds you of the Japanese Rising Sun Flag, doesn’t it?
Before the 1976 state elections, the CM was Tun Mustapha. He is generally held in high regard – just go to the State Museum: you will find many references to him as a hero. However, in the early 1970s, his relationship with the Federal government was not cordial. Therefore it was not surprising to see articles like this one from Mahasiswa Negara which appeared in September 1974: