Does Francis Light, who colonized Penang, have to worry about his statue in Penang being removed?


GEORGE TOWN: Vandals have splashed red paint on the statue of George Town founder Captain Francis Light here.

The statue was erected 84 years ago to commemorate Francis Light’s contribution to the founding of George Town.

Checks by The Star showed that the statue had been cleaned but some paint marks were still visible.

The statue is a historical landmark in Penang and is located within the grounds of the famous Fort Cornwallis here.


The statue of Francis Light was modelled after his son, William.



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