SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Mentri Besar has condemned the recent vandalism of murals of the King and five other leaders in Shah Alam.
Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari (pic) said this on Tuesday (July 21), and added the act was despicable and uncivilised.
“It is not in line with basic courtesy and manners. Let the police investigate the matter," Amirudin said after launching a programme to help Selangor youths to obtain motorcycle licenses.
Amirudin also dismissed allegations by some Malaysians that the mural was defaced because the line-up did not have any Pakatan leaders.
“That is just a perception created to blame others," said Amirudin, adding that murals in Selangor are not a new development.
He said Selangor was the first state to create spaces for artists who paint murals to express themselves, adding that the state would accommodate the artist who had painted the dignitaries if they managed to find a suitable space for the artworks.
Vandals had defaced a mural made up of portraits of the King Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Senator Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang that were painted on the wall of a shop house at Taman Cahaya Alam in Section U12 in Shah Alam.
The portraits were painted by Muhammad Suhaimi Ali and his friends Muhamad Firdaus Nordin and Abdul Hadi Ramli.
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