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The Kuala Terengganu City Council recently unveiled the mural portraits of the seven prime ministers of Malaysia
The 250 sqft mural is the work of four local artists from the Red Rebel Art Squad, comprising 34-year-old Raja Badruddin Hakim Shah Raja Kamarul Bahrin, 37-year-old Wan Ansri Nizam Wan Ismail, 40-year-old Zulkarnain Abd Latif, and 30-year-old Mohd Fahmi Abdullah Sani.<br></br></p>
It is the first mural in Malaysia to feature all seven Prime Ministers
According to Bernama, the portraits were painted on the wall of a building that houses the Tunku Abdul Rahman Hall.
The mural reportedly costs RM30,000 and it’s part of the state council’s project to beautify old buildings around the state and turn them into tourist attractions.
The mural took almost a month to complete
According to The Star, artist Raja Badruddin said that it took the group 27 days to do the mural. They started on 9 January and completed it on 4 February.
“I regard this project as similar to that of the one at Mount Rushmore because the aim is the same, which is to create the face of the nation’s number one leaders. The difference is just in terms of the medium and method of doing it,” added Raja Badruddin.
“At Mount Rushmore, the sculptures of the face of the four US presidents were created by carving and chiselling, while we draw, using brush and quality paint, the faces of the seven prime ministers of Malaysia,” he said.
The Red Rebel Art Squad previously painted a large Jalur Gemilang and the Terengganu flag on the roof of the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium
The painting of the Jalur Gemilang and the Terengganu flag was a project carried out in conjunction with last year’s National Day celebration.
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