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RM7m facelift for Bkt Kepong police museum

Bukit Kepong Police Station Museum has an important place in the country’s history. Pic by Shahrul M.Zain.

Bukit Kepong Police Station Museum has an important place in the country’s history. Pic by Shahrul M.Zain.

SIGNIFICANT: The historical site will be renovated to cater for the increasing number of visitors.

THE Bukit Kepong Police Station Museum will be refurbished at an estimated cost of RM7 million.

It has a significant place in Malaysian history as 180 communists, led by Mat Indera, attacked the police station on Feb 23, 1950 at 4.30am.

Bukit Serampang state assemblyman Ismail Mohamed said the museum’s facelift will be based on its original design.

“Renovation works will be done on both its interior and exterior. There will be an exhibition area, an audio visual room, and office area, among others,” he said.

Once completed, the museum will be a tourist attraction in Bukit Kepong.

Ismail said the number of visitors to the museum has grown by leaps and bounds. Most of the visitors are university students and schoolchildren as well as youths from non-governmental organisations.

“The public is curious about the Bukit Kepong incident,” he said.

He said the refurbishment would also benefit the locals as it would spur economic activities here.

Ismail also suggested that the National Service Training Programme (PLKN) trainees visit the museum as part of their training module to help them understand its history.

“Many policemen were killed and the incident affected the lives of survivors and their families. This is an invaluable lesson for the youths. We have the responsibility to instil the spirit of patriotism in them,” he said.

Read more: RM7m facelift for Bkt Kepong police museum – Johor – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/streets/johor/rm7m-facelift-for-bkt-kepong-police-museum-1.337634#ixzz2cQhWzhYp

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