GPS, Parti Bumi Kenyalang logos feature the same bird

Parti Bumi Kenyalang logo

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Jan 31: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) is confident that voters will not confuse their logo with that of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).

Both PBK and the ruling coalition GPS are using the ‘kenyalang’ or hornbill as their main symbol for their logos.

However, apart from featuring the same bird, their respective designs are miles apart.

PBK’s logo has a more detailed design. It portrays a complete hornbill with the outline of Sarawak for the body, tail feathers and even details such as the claws.

GPS uses a much simpler outline of a flying ‘kenyalang’, consisting of the head, body and wings.

Gabungan Parti Sarawak logo

PBK president Yu Chin Liik, when contacted, said there was no issue at all for both PBK and GPS to use the hornbill in its logo.

“I know that both PBK and GPS are using hornbills in our logos, but it does not matter because our hornbill designs are different. The shape and the colours are both different.

“If you notice, there is also a hornbill in our government crest. And that hornbill is different from our hornbill and GPS’ hornbill. So, there should be no issue,” Yu told DayakDaily.

He said PBK came out with the design in 2013 when the Registrar of Societies first approved its registration.

At that time, the logo was in black and white. Three years ago, the design was further refined and colours were added.

“And a few months before the 14th General Election, we applied for it to be used in the election. It was approved by the Election Commission,” said Yu. — DayakDaily