Amanah logo similar to Barisan Sosialis by chance, says Mohd Anuar
(The Star) – Parti Amanah Negara said it was a ‘co-incidence’ that their logo is similar to Barisan Sosialis, a former local political coalition in the 60s.
The party’s secretary-general Mohd Anuar Tahir (pic) said they are aware of the issue and will discuss with certain quarters to address it.
“The decision for the logo went through a certain process. One committee was formed to do the logo and they gave some suggestions to the party’s central committee and in the end, the ‘A’ logo, which was launched yesterday, was chosen and presented to the Registrar of Societies (RoS).
“On the issue that the logo is similar to another political movement, it might have been a co-incidence and we are aware of it. We truly appreciate the views and comments from the people and will discuss with those involved in it,” he said in a statement on Thursday.
Amanah’s logo is green in colour. The design of the logo has a chain and in the middle of the chain, there is a hoe overlapping it.
Parti Buruh Malaya and Parti Rakyat Malaysia were part of the Barisan Sosialis coalition. Parti Buruh Malaya’s logo also has a chain and in the middle of it, a hoe and a pen forms a cross.
Parti Rakyat Malaysia also has a chain but a bull is in the middle of it. The Barisan Sosialis logo had a combination similar to Amanah’s logo.