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kayes



Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,819
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No sooner had this new plaque been put up at the War Memorial opposite the Railway Station, the vandals struck. Or it could be the work of drug addicts trying to pry off the metal so that they can sell it.
· Date: December 3, 2008 · Views: 17799 · Tags: 1 ·
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Bomoh

Registered: September 2008
Location: Mount Gambier, South Australia
Posts: 102
December 4, 2008 1:07am

Metal thieves more likely. However with the state of the metals market (fastest fall in history, even faster than the great depression) they may fix it back on!
Vandalism and social ills seem to go hand in hand with increasing prosperity and liberal politics. It's a great shame and insult to people who gave their lives so that others are free to vandalise.
I guess only North Korea is vandal free these days.
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
December 4, 2008 2:57am

A very sad shame,because Malaysia,has a great History of Patriotism,to itself,and Loyalty and Sacrifice to others.But if there were no buyers,there would be no sellers
hokin

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 118
December 4, 2008 3:09am

Sad indeed. Most of the plaques place around the key historical spots, including FMS Building, Clock Tower are either vandalised or in disrepair. I sincerely hope the new state administration from the recent election will do something to replace these plaques.
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
December 4, 2008 3:20am

Hokin,cut out the buyer,and they know where the Bronze has come from,then the seller has no market
Phoebe
Land Down Under

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 447
December 4, 2008 8:49am

Oftentimes, vandalism is just vandalism. Vandalism does not necessarily always go hand in hand with theft of public property nor is it always financially motivated. Vandalism can take many forms and can be as simple as defacing publicly accessible property (e.g. graffiti on trains, bus-stops, public toilets, street furniture and walls) or causing physical damage (e.g. taking a bat to someone else's vehicle or letterbox, thrashing public amenities, wrecking playground equipment, breaking windows of unoccupied buildings, even uprooting newly planted trees in parks, etc). If unchecked, many vandals may go on to commit more serious street crimes, such as assaults, theft and robbery.
December 6, 2008 8:57am

Dear Mr Kayes
Instead of screwing the plate to the mother plate one can device some other method like welding provided mettalurgy permits
subra
memorialman

Registered: March 2009
Location: Bedford, England
Posts: 24
March 23, 2009 8:51am

If I could get a good copy of this I should be able to find details of eahc man on this memorial. I believe this is now stored in a church somewhere - anybody know where? I am in Ipoh for the 1st 2 weeks of May and would like to photograph it.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,819
March 24, 2009 1:16am

hello memorialman and welcome to Ipoh Talk Smile I will try to find out where the plaque is now.
memorialman

Registered: March 2009
Location: Bedford, England
Posts: 24
March 24, 2009 4:10am

I have started on the names. They can be found at www.roll-of-honour.com/Overseas/ipoh.html


Great if you can kayes - thnaks for making the effort.
cervantes

Registered: May 2010
Posts: 6
May 3, 2010 7:53am

"The Men from the State of Perak"? Depends on one's definitions, I suppose.



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