A new informative sign board at the site of the Battle of Kampar at Green Ridge, Kampar is installed to replace the previous one which was stolen by irresponsible parties a month ago.
Chairperson of Malaya Historical Group (MHG), Shaharom Ahmad said the sign board was installed to facilitate the arrival of visitors at the historical site.
According to him, the absence of the informative sign board makes it difficult for visitors to learn about the history of the battle which was one of the vital events during the Second World War.
“We took the initiative to install a new sign board and coincidentally received a contribution from an external party who covered the cost totalling RM1,000.
“Thus, we hope that the theft incident does not occur again and the local community would keep an eye out for any acts of vandalism,” he stated.
Shaharom, together with the Secretary of Persatuan Warisan Perak, Nor Hisham Zulkefli, installed the informative sign board at the historical site this morning (January 29).
This time, the sign board is driven deeper into the ground with the addition of a logo marking 80 years after the start of the Second World War and the logo of Kinta Valley Geopark as a cooperative partner.
During an incident on January 3, the sign board which was installed on the roadside of Jalan Ipoh – Kuala Lumpur was believed to have been stolen by irresponsible parties.
Following the incident, a police report had been made by MHG as it is a serious matter which cannot be taken lightly.
According to Shaharom, his party will install another informative sign board with details of the Second World War at the Victoria Bridge in collaboration with the Kuala Kangsar Municipal Council.