Last year, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (KL City Hall) destroyed an iconic sculpture by the late Syed Ahmad Jamal (1929-2011) called Lunar Peaks. Although NGOs and individuals tried to stop the demolition, it fell on deaf ears and in under a few hours, a national treasure was lost. Today, we can see the “superior” landscape design replacing our national treasure.
Read the authority’s attempt at justifying the destruction of the sculpture here.
The leftover rubble of the sculpture now piled by the roadside near Balai Seni Visual Negara (National Visual Arts Gallery). Hopefully the future generation will learn from this grave mistake and be more appreciative towards our national heritage.