This has made me sick to my stomach. What the heck is wrong with so many of these idiots? Yes, I understand the argument, but the money can be channeled in so many other ways; such as for the preservation of the upkeep of the current tourists sites in Malacca (some of them are in horrible condition) to the repairs of the roads of Malacca.
What would a 110m tower of Hang Tuah’s keris accomplish, you tell me? Malacca is perhaps both one of the pride and the embarrassment to some people; on one hand it has a rich history, on another, many of its tourist sites glorify the bygone ages of the non-Malays (aka colonialism). Perhaps the tower would serve 3 purposes; enriching the pockets of those involved in the construction process, tell everyone just *who* is in charge in Malacca (and thereby proving to the world just who exactly is the one who needs a mindset change) and at the same time assuage some people’s insecurity about their size.
All these mindless projects need to be stopped and channelled into something better. You DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MONKEY. After all, why is there a need to be “monkey see, monkey do”? Surely we have better judgements than monkeys, don’t we?
Of course, with the current people in Parliament and those making judgements for this frivolous project, I kinda doubt it.