chapter  9
Accessing spaces, negotiating boundaries: the struggle between cultural policies and creative practices in Malaysia
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Introduction I have great respect for how a piece of street art has turned a negative perception of JB into something people admire, pose for photos and talk about.

(Roslani, 2013)

The wall painting reflects the desire of the people, and should therefore be preserved. No one should attempt to modify or whitewash the painting just because they want to paint a rosy picture of the city . . . a city that does not accommodate dissident voices will never be one that deserves the respect of people.