Cops Closing In On “Malaysia’s Heroes” Mural Vandals

cops closing in on “malaysia’s heroes” mural vandals

Earlier this week, the “Malaysia’s Heroes” mural in Shah Alam, painted by local artist Suhaimi Ali, was smeared with red paint, but the perpetrators didn’t exactly do a good job at covering their tracks.

CCTV footage from a nearby shop showed two individuals, believed to be women, allegedly caught in the act, and police have since been out to identify them.

Police now say it shouldn't be long before the culprits are apprehended, having received several leads linked to the duo.

Selangor deputy police chief, Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed confirmed that police have identified a few targets, adding that investigations are still ongoing.

cops closing in on “malaysia’s heroes” mural vandals

Following the incident on Monday, the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) moved to paint over the mural completely with white paint.

As it stands, officials along with the artist have decided that the mural will not be put up again, bringing an end to its short-lived time in Shah Alam.

cops closing in on “malaysia’s heroes” mural vandals

The mural was dedicated to a few Malaysian leaders who played a huge role in our fight against COVID-19, and featured the faces of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang, Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Senator Datuk Dr. Haji Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri.

If you managed to get a picture with this amazing work of art, good on you!


by Kyle Roshen Jacob