By LESTER KONG
KUALA LUMPUR: The arched gate of Pudu Prison’s entrance will be made into a memorial under the area’s redevelopment.
“Pudu Prison is not something to be made a national heritage, the entrance is good enough,” Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim told reporters on Wednesday.
He added the prison was not a building that was under the ministry’s heritage building list.
Dr Rais said that for a historical building to pass “the heritage test”, it must possess significance in the arts and good taste.
It must also be something that had demonstrated the country’s contribution to the welfare of society, he said.
“A prison is hardly that,” he added.
1] May i know how does it really taste of Pudu Jail since you were saying "historical building to pass “the heritage test”, it must possess significance in the arts and good taste." Was it feel sweet? too salt? or perhaps tasted bitter?
2] How did you justify that 394m mural on Pudu Jail wall was not considered a heritage to us?
At least,i relieved hearing that Government decided to retain the remnant landmark like Pudu Jail Gate like i repeatedly commented in previous article in my blog here(find my article bout related Pudu Jail issue,here and its part 2,here).
Just bit disappointed there was no efforts been done to at least relocated the torn down wall facing Jalan Pudu to Museum rather than now succumbed laying down on the ground.Sob sob....