Legislators gave a thumbs-down to the proposed new emblem for the lawmaking body yesterday. Legco's House Committee decided to delay making a final decision on whether to adopt the new logo, featuring a bauhinia plant, by graphic designer Hong Bing-wah. Democratic Party legislator Michael Ho Mun-ka said the upper three petals looked like the logo of British American Tobacco. Another Democrat, Szeto Wah, said: 'The lower two petals also look withered.' Bruce Liu Sing-lee, of the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood, said: 'I thought it was the lotus seat of the Goddess of Mercy.' Chan Yuen-han, of the pro-China Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong, said: 'It doesn't look good, I think we need more time for discussion.' Liberal Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee asked why only one design was recommended. The design was chosen from ideas by five local designers after the committee rejected the winning entries in an open competition. Mr Hon could not be reached last night.