Saturday, May 22, 2010

Kuala Lumpur City Mayor fined RM 750,000

Time flies. It has been a long time since I started this blog and has not returned to it. Well, today I'm inspired to give it another try. To start the ball rolling, I've picked a newscutting from a local daily . Syed Jamal, the artist would soon be laughing his way to the bank. The Mayor of Malaysia's capital city i.e. the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur will have to get ready RM 750,000 for having not sought the advise or agreement of the artist to meddle with his public sculpture. And since the suit was filed in 2003 and decided only a few days ago, the Mayor has to top-up another 8% to the fine sum per year ( now running to 7 years, therefore 56%) of the original amount. It is a fine example of an artist license to create in Malaysia.

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