In what seems to be a tongue-in-cheek gesture to poke fun at a controversial issue, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has posted a piece of his mind on Twitter, like he typically does.
Referring to the uproar caused in recent days by the unintentional look of the housing structures, the Rembau MP said on Twitter; “The houses with ‘crosses’ in Langkawi. Now repainted after the uproar. We waste too much time on stupid issues”.
In the picture, Khairy is standing in the foreground while pointing at the repainted houses, which can be seen in the distance behind him.
Khairy is currently in Langkawi to watch the Youth Sailing World Championships.
The shape of the air wells at the Kelibang housing project garnered controversy after they appeared to look like giant crucifixes from afar.
Aerial photographs of the houses surfaced on social media and went viral, with some quarters suggesting that the sight of cross-shaped architecture could sway the faith of Muslims.
The Kedah state government had on Saturday ordered the developer of the project to paint over the fire break walls situated on the rooftops.
State education, transport, and housing committee chairman Datuk Tajul Arus Mat Zain said the developer had explained that they had not meant to create the symbol.
Repainting works had started on Tuesday, with the Real Estate and Housing Developers Association saying that the rectification works would take two weeks to complete.