Puncak Purnama by Syed Ahmad Jamal

A public scuplture by the late National Laureate Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal was demolished by KL City Hall (DBKL) allegedly without informing the artist’s family or seeking advice from the National Gallery. The work, Puncak Purnama, meaning Lunar Peaks was originally constructed out of ceramic glass, the same material used by NASA spaceships. However, in 2010 DBKL coverd the work in stainless steel without the artist’s permission. Datuk Syed sued DBKL and won the case. Fedetal Terrorties Minister, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor was reported to have said that the sculpture was demolished in 2016 because DBKL had received ‘complaints against the sculpture from the public’ because the work had become an “eyesore”.