But, the NST headline says "Apathy brings historical signpost to the ground", which is in reference to an incident whereby a 40 year old concrete slab at Ipoh-Lahat trunk road near Bukit Merah being smashed to the ground.
This can only be done under the opposition ruling Perak, and can only be brought down by a front-loader machinery. Now Ipoh Barat DAP MP M. Kulasegaran said he would meet PWD officials and "request them to repair the signpost and erected it at proper place", but I will say the historical concrete slab to be erected at original place as it is is or may be slightly higher as not to impede vision of incoming vehicles..there was no such problem then and why so much now.
In Penang, DAP Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said only the Federal Government can allow the "dismantlement" of the historical ferry-system that caries people from the mainland to the island, since time immemorial.
"Only the prime minister can decide," he said. You know what I suspect, prime minister's advisers will say: "Pak Lah buang kan lah saja ferry tu tak menguntungkan (Pak Lah scrapped the ferry doesn't make money)."
And Pak Lah will tell Penang DAP Chief Minister:" Buang lah (Scraped it then).
Historical monuments and institutions are meant for people to understand their own background, money sometimes is not everything. Historical continuity and perspective is very, very important.
My vote is: The concrete slab near Ipoh-Lahat trunk road thet says Utamakan Bahasa Kebangsaan must be reinstated at original place, and Penang ferry must be maintain in order to maintain, at the least, the allure of the Pearl of the Orient".