Leave part of Pudu Jail behind for posterity, UDA told
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 19:29:00
KUALA LUMPUR: UDA Holdings Berhad (UDA) has been urged to leave behind part of the Pudu Jail wall for posterity.
Fong Kui Lun (DAP-Bukit Bintang) wants the main entrance and part of the jail untouched as a piece of history for the benefit of future generations.
He said there was still time for UDA to do that as the wall fronting Jalan Pudu was only partially demolished, thus far.
"We want the wall facing Jalan Hang Tuah to remain as part of a historical building in Malaysia.
"In Kuala Lumpur, there are very few buildings which are 100 years old, so the move to keep part of the Pudu Jail for future generations is a good one," he told reporters at the Parliament lobby here today.
Yesterday, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussin said despite its age, Pudu Jail would not be turned into a heritage site as it was not a place to take pride in.