Dr Wan Azizah, who is PKR president, explained that the hidden meaning behind the logo represents the Opposition’s hope in taking over Putrajaya.
“Well, it’s a bit like that because Barisan Nasional has never been defeated before,” she said, referring to the popular TV series’ tagline “to boldly go where no man has gone before”.
Dr Wan Azizah, who was recently appointed president in Pakatan’s latest leadership line-up, said the red colour in the logo symbolises bravery and victory.
“We want something that can capture people’s attention. Red means bravery, victory, and a lot of things.”
Pakatan Harapan comprises PKR, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, DAP and Parti Amanah Negara.
Amanah communications director Khalid Samad, who was also present, explained that the Opposition’s new logo could also be likened to a navigation cursor to guide the country into a new “golden era”.
He said that the colour red was a common colour to all four Opposition parties.
“PKR has red, while Amanah’s orange colour is a result of mixing red and yellow. So the red colour is the common colour among four parties,” he said.
Pakatan Harapan’s new logo has drawn mixed reactions from netizens, with many comparing it with Star Trek’s logo and some with social messaging app Telegram.
The logo consist of a large “HARAPAN” wording against a red backdrop, with the Star Trek-like logo replacing the letter “A” in the middle.
Following a four-hour meeting held by the Opposition on Thursday night, Pakatan unveiled a new leadership line-up comprising of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the ketua umum (de facto leader), Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as chairman and Dr Wan Azizah as president.