Removal of statues from Kulim Theme Park makes the news in Singapore!

The theme park had a display of more than 30 figures and sculptures inclding Optimus Prime from Transformers, Spiderman and Snow White.

11 August 2017

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Kulim district office orders statues removed after complaints

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KULIM (BERNAMA) – A theme park in Kedah has been ordered to remove 20 statues after complaints that they were “god-like” and inappropriate.

On Thursday (Aug 10) the Kulim district office made the decision to direct property developer ECK Sdn Bhd to remove the statues erected in a Bali-themed park at Taman MBI Desaku in Padang Meha, Kulim. They have until Sept 30 to do so.

Kulim district officer and administrator Mohamad Che Nai said: “We have also instructed the developer to provide the district office with a written list of the statues and new ones which they plan to build for submission to the state mufti for consideration on its suitability,” he told reporters on Thursday.
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Last Tuesday (Aug 1), the district office had ordered the theme park to be closed and that two statues of winged women be removed, following complaints on social media from people who were uncomfortable with the display of god-like figures.

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/kulim-district-office-orders-statues-removed-after-complaints

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http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/kulim-district-office-orders-removal-of-statues

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https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/08/266223/statues-winged-women-removed-kulim-park-following-residents-complaints

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Kulim authorities order removal of god-like statues from theme park

Last Tuesday, the district office ordered the closure of the theme park and removal of two female-winged statues following complaints lodged by netizens who were uncomfortable with the display of god-like figures there.

The unique park developed by the company had attracted visitors with display of more than 30 figures and sculptures of numerous sizes such as characters like ‘Optimus Prime’ from Transformers, Spiderman and Snow White.

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https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/391576?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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