This is a shocking discovery when I visited Muar yesterday.
These 94-year old four shop houses in front of Chung Hua 1 primary school were demolished recently without considering the historical value of these buildings. These shop houses were used as school compound for first Chinese secondary school in Southern Malaya in 30s.
Muar is losing its historic buildings and charm to such unplanned development.
DAP YB Er Teck Hwa and MCA Chris Lee, please do something and work together with Muar Municipal Council and Rais Yatim’s ministry to identify and preserve Muar old buildings from disappearing forever.
Muar city without old buildings is like a person without soul.
The pace of destruction on pre-war old buildings seem is accelerated after Muar was declared royal town by Johor Sultan. I may write to Sultan Johor for his Majesty to know Royal Town will be a tasteless place with the destruction of old buildings.
See the article in Sin Chew and my photo (uploaded in muar.net) taken yesterday when I visited Muar during my balik kampung trip.