Gi­ant por­trait of two for­mer lead­ers at UTC taken down

The Borneo Post - - FRONT PAGE - By Conn�� Banji reporters@the­bor­neo­

SIBU: The gi­ant por­trait of two for­mer lead­ers at Ur­ban Trans­for­ma­tion Cen­tre ( UTC) here was taken down recently.

The por­traits on the sign­board were those of for­mer prime min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Tun Razak and the late chief min­is­ter Pe­hin Sri Ade­nan Satem.

How­ever, the 1Malaysia Ne­garaKu logo at the same venue, lo­cated at Sibu Cen­tral Mar­ket, was still in­tact as of press time yes­ter­day.

A ‘ tamu’ trader at the mar­ket said the sign­board was now blank af­ter the re­moval of the por­traits. He said he did not re­alise that some­one had taken it down.

It is un­der­stood that Prime Min­is­ter Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad had or­dered the re­moval of the 1Malaysia logo, slo­gans and greetings af­ter Pakatan Hara­pan formed the new govern­ment fol­low­ing its vic­tory in the May 9 gen­eral elec­tion.

The police here have also taken down the 1Malaysia logo on their of­fi­cial ve­hi­cles.

Po­lice­men were seen re­mov­ing the logo at the cen­tral police sta­tion here on Wed­nes­day.

The sign­board is de­void of any por­trait while the 1Malaysia logo is still vis­i­ble at the Sibu Cen­tral Mar­ket.

A po­lice­man re­moves the logo from a police ve­hi­cle.

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