Friday, 4 April 2008

Kuala Lumpur City Hall defends slideshow glorifying the PM & DPM








City Hall DG Salleh Yusof recently defended its giant slide show depicting the, national leaders (see the monstrosities above) describing it as a tourist attraction and a useful information channel.

“The slide show on the City Hall building in Jalan Raja Laut is to realise the City of Lights tagline for Kuala Lumpur.”



The City Hall building is located next to historical land marks such as the Dataran Merdeka and the Sultan Abdul Samad building.
This is a tourist area and it is not wrong to light it up.”

Kuala Lumpur is a city and it should be bright. If there are no colourful and cheerful lights, the area will be dead.”


“We are not just displaying the leaders’ images. We also feature information on current events within the city and the country, besides presenting information on key historical moments.”






So the KL City Hall DG Salleh Yusof was quoted as saying when he defended the vular slide show on the DBKL Office Tower fa├žade.


The slide show which has been projected onto the building since August 2007 as part of Malaysia’s 50th anniversary of independence celebrations and is though to be a permanent feature.

See my earlier post HERE

Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai disagreed, saying that the slide show of the leaders was just a waste of money.

HEAR HEAR MR. TAN!

“There are many other ways to do it, if City Hall really wants to educate the public and tourists. If they really want to do so, they should be more transparent to the public how the department operates, where government funds go to and managed, and how to projects are approved

“That will be the way to educate the public on how the re sources are managed,” said Tan

“If City Hall is really serious they should concentrate more on delivering the history information rather than portraying the leaders’ images,” he added.

“I suggest the slide show be wiped off since it doesn’t bring any benefits to the public.”

Yes indeed, it is vulgar, presumptuous, wasteful, and reminds one of the past in China and the present in North Korea, and many banana republics around the world.

Malaysia should abolish the current practice of hero worship of political leaders, only the pictures of HM the King and the State Rulers should be displayed, and then only in moderation.

The widespread display photographs of assorted politicians at federal and state levels should be stopped.

Kuala Lumpur is a city which needs a lot of money spending on important matters, such as repairing damaged roadways, footpaths and other decaying infrastructure, sorting out the misleading and potentially dangerous road signs, cleaning up the vermin infested back lanes and alleyways, maintaining public recreational facilities which are already in place, and providing more such facilities, the list is endless.

CITY HALL KUALA LUMPUR, YOU NEED TO TAKE YOUR FINGER OUT, AND GET YOUR PRIORITIES RIGHT!

YOU ARE THE CITY COUNCIL, AND THE BULK OF YOUR REVENUE IS PROVIDED BY THE K L TAXPAYERS.

SERVE YOUR PAYMASTERS, NOT THE POLITICIANS!



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