GEORGE TOWN - The images said to resemble gang logos in Jalan Delima, Island Glades, were painted in early August this year, according to a resident living along the road.
“I saw a few girls painting the images on the road before a chariot procession took here.
“It is quite unusual as the images are not what you usually see during religious festivals like Thaipusam,” said the resident who declined to be named.
A Penang Hindu Association spokesman said the paintings on the road was done during religious festivals and mainly revolved around floral themes unlike what was seen in Jalan Delima.
He, however, chided the people behind the road painting for including the swastikas.
“The swastika is a symbol of our religion and shouldn’t be on the road where people can step on it or drive over it,” he said.
The spokesman also hoped police would have discussions with religious associations and organisations before banning any symbols believed to be gang logos as some were religious signs.
A check by The Star showed that the main image resembled a ball of fire with blue arrows shooting out.