Pakatan Harapan is now calling for submissions from the public for its new logo.
In a statement today, Pakatan Harapan media said the call for submission was decided upon after taking into account public opinion as well as advise from the coalition’s leadership.
Members of the public began sharing their thoughts on the matter after PKR vice president Rafizi Ramli shared several draft designs of the new logo on his Facebook page to get feedback.
In his post, Rafizi said, “Pakatan Harapan will register a new logo to be used by all PH parties in the next 2 weeks. The Presidents Council last week agreed to the following shortlisted logos to be shared with Malaysians for feedback.”
Many took to criticising the designs, with some netizens suggesting that they open a call for logo submission from the public.
Meanwhile, senior PKR leader Latheefa Koya took to her Facebook last night to complain about something with an ‘awful looking design’.
However, Latheefa did not directly state she was referring to the new Pakatan Harapan logo designs posted by Rafizi.
“You have collected millions from the public and you dare come up with this awful looking design – the cheek! Putting it for people’s vote? Embarassing!” she wrote.
Sharing a screenshot of Latheefa’s Facebook post, Zulimran Nasution Abdullah Omar posted an explanation allegedly to be from Rafizi:
“Referring to Latheefa Koya’s statement, do not make wild accusations. The red thumbs up design came from Bersatu, the red/yellow sun design came from a combination of Fahmi Fadzil, Sim Tze Tzin, Syed Ibrahim and the design team’s ideas. I insisted on referring it to social media before making a decision.”
Zulimran tagged Rafizi’s official Facebook account along with the explanation. It is however unclear if the explanation did in fact come from Rafizi as at press time.