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I am deeply delighted to report with the latest development on RM 400,000 face lift for Penang Anti-Japanese War Memorial, which was published in the Star dated Oct 21, 2011. This facelift is carried out in conjunction with its 60th Anniversary and the said work was expected to be completed by Nov 2011 and the photo will be uploaded at the later date.
This memorial was originally built by the Penang China Relief Fund, a Penang-based fund-raising organisation, in memory of the Penang Chinese who died under Japanese occupation in World War II. To have the entire picture of this movement, please pay a visit at Dr Sun Yat-Sen Museum at recorded in our preceding article at the link below.
Sad to say that the said organisation was disbanded in 1952, the responsibility of managing the memorial was then passed on to the Kong Min School board of trustees.
The whitewashed obelisk stand proudly for more than a few decades, commemorates the almost 800 people who are buried nearby. They are comprised of martyrs who joined the anti-Japanese resistance movement in China during 1930 to 1940 as well as the victims of Japanese atrocities during the occupation.
It is worthy to note that three (3) features would be added to the memorial to enhance its historical value and tourist appeal, in addition to give honour those who have scarified their lives for this noble movement. The two additional display panels would be installed at the entrance to the monument with inscriptions introducing the monument in Malay, English, Chinese and Japanese.
What is more important of this memorial is it reminds us of the painful lessons of the war so that if we were not will now be aware of its importance to preserve peace and harmony in the world. As such, we must be cautious not to be manipulated by irresponsible leaders to kill our peers.
Through this, we at Lift You Up, like to ensure sustainable world peace, we must always advocate "love is colourless." Be mindful of the rule that division through colour is an act undermining the Divine Law, which is of the higher law.
Thank you for your time and efforts for reading this article. So let us stay united and work towards sustainable peace and harmony for the whole world.
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