By Nizam Zain
KUALA LUMPUR – The Minister of Federal Territories, Tan Sri Annuar Musa ordered the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Nor Hisham A. Dahlan to seek alternative road to be renamed as Jalan Palestin.
According to Annuar, the measure will ensure Jalan Raja Laut which is currently renamed as the Islam country in turmoil to remain as it is.
“The Mayor will seek a more suitable road to be renamed as Jalan Palestin… Jalan Raja Laut 1 must be maintained as its original state,” he twitted.
Datuk Bandar akan cari jalan lain yg lebih sesuai utk di namakan JALAN PALESTINE…JALAN RAJA LAUT 1 HENDAKLAH DI KEKALKAN SPT ASAL..
— Annuar Musa (@AnnuarMusa) September 28, 2020
Yesterday, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) announced that Jalan Raja Laut has been renamed as Jalan Palestin.
The Media Unit of the DBKL Corporate Planning Department said that the proposal to name a road after Palestine was created during the Global Quds Day Assembly at Dataran DBKL from 26 until 31 May 2019.
In his tweet yesterday, Annuar questioned DBKL for their action as the name of the road involved is a huge name in the Malay history and the setting-up of Kuala Lumpur itself.
“I have no objection in naming a road in Kuala Lumpur as Jalan Palestin as a sign of KL’’s solidarity towards the release of Al-Quds.
“However, I want an explanation of the choice to change the name of Jalan Raja Laut, a big name in Malay history and KL.
Saya tiada halangan nak makan jln Di KL Jalan Palestine,tanda sokongan KL kpd perjuangan pembebasan AL QUDS.Namun sy maukan penjelasan kenapa pilih tukar nama JLN RAJA LAUT,nama besar Sejarah Melayu Dan KL.Kenapa tak tukar nama Inggeris spt JLN STONOR,JLN CONLAY,COCHRANE ROAD DLL https://t.co/8obBy4COcM
— Annuar Musa (@AnnuarMusa) September 27, 2020
“Why don’t we change the English names such as Jalan Stonor, Jalan Conlay, Jalan Cochrane and others,” he added. – MalaysiaGazette