In an effort to protect the sanctity of Perak and that of Ipoh, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir called on building owners in the state, especially those in Ipoh, to restore their properties.
He noted that these buildings, either through wall art or colourful paintwork, would attract the attention of visitors.
“Some owners have paintings etched on the walls, such as the man enjoying his cup of coffee while some spot bright paintwork. They are a huge attraction to visitors,” he told reporters after chairing the weekly Executive Council meeting at the State Secretariat Building recently.
Zambry said that he had received positive feedback from visitors and locals alike who witnessed these changes to the city. “It’s a collaborative effort among Ipohites that has led to this development,” he remarked.
The MB reminded owners of old buildings to continuously restore their properties, especially in the aspect of safety. “We don’t want to see mishaps happening. Should this happen the buildings will be torn down. In the case of buildings that are categorised as heritage, owners must take necessary measures to ensure that these buildings are restored accordingly,” said Zambry.
He added that the state government was looking into the possibility of reviewing existing laws on errant owners who failed to restore their buildings, causing inconvenience to the public and marring the landscape of Ipoh City.