Chin (sixth left) and other S4S members pose for a group photo during the candlelight vigil.
MIRI: The Sarawak for Sarawakians (S4S) movement is saddened by the mess at a designated area at City Fan here after the candlelight vigil to commemorate the first anniversary of the passing of former Chief Minister the late Pehin Sri Adenan Satem on Thursday evening.
S4S activist Eric Chin said: “An hour after the vigil ended at 9pm, S4S was notified by the public about the mess. Without any hesitation and braving the rainy weather, S4S volunteers quickly rushed to clean up the mess of mostly flowers and used candles.
“At this point of time, it is unclear how the mess happened. We do not have any evidence whether it was an act of vandalism or someone lighted the candles after we left the venue. What we did was to go back to the place and cleaned up the mess.”
Chin emphasised that any event by S4S volunteers is always been done according to the law.
“S4S also hopes that the police will conduct an investigation on this matter. To have such a memorial vigil being vandalised was really uncalled for,” he added.