The recently viral murals of our national leaders in Shah Alam was found to have been vandalised this morning, 20 July
Twitter user @MrJamesLabu posted a video showing the damage that had been done to the artwork that was only recently completed in June by local artist Suhaimi Ali.
"Who could have such a rotten heart?" he tweeted.
The video shows that the faces of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, and Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham were disfigured with red-coloured spray paint.
Derogatory words were also seen sprayed onto the wall.
The Twitter user also updated that the police and the artist are already at the scene for further investigations
"Latest at the scene. The visuals are closed. The police, media, and the artist are here to discuss the situation," said the netizen 30 minutes after his original tweet.
He added later that there are closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at the location.
The tweet has already garnered over 6,000 shares as of writing
Netizens were angry and disappointed with the damage done to the murals.
"Even though I'm not the one who drew that mural, my heart would break into pieces if my artwork was destroyed just like that," said a netizen.
While someone else said, "We can disagree in politics but this is an insult to art and the people who work for the good of Malaysia."
This netizen also echoed their sentiments and said, "If you hate someone, make it personal. Do not drag everyone into your hate. You drag the artist. This is sad and awful."
"To the artist, your mural is great. I appreciate your art. But this vandalism doesn't have love towards it. Whoever did this, you are not human," he continued.