BENTONG - The defacing of a mural at the wet market here may be a more than a simple case of vandalism, says Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
"I feel this is not simple vandalism but is done by those with an agenda," said the Bentong MP.
The murals were a collective effort by students of various races and was only completed on Sunday, a day before it was splashed with white paint.
Entitled "Keep Peace, Make Peace," Liow said the mural represented the unity of residents in Bentong.
"Bentong is a warm, peaceful and united down. We should not allow such people to disrupt the peace," he said.
Liow, who is also MCA president, urged the police to arrest the culprits as soon as possible.
It was learnt that a CCTV was installed near the murals. However, the vandals were not caught on video the camera's line of sight to the mural was blocked by a staircase.
The murals were part of Maju Bentong's initiative to spruce up the town with lively and colourful paintings to attract more visitors.