Compiled by HANIS ZAINAL, NG SI HOOI AND R.ARAVINTHAN
THE Gua Pelangi area in Jelebu will be gazetted as a historical site, reported Berita Harian.
The Negri Sembilan government plans to designate the area as a historical site after receiving a full report on the discovery of artifacts dating back 14,000 years.
Negri Sembilan state committee on culture and Malay customs chairman Abd Razak Ab Said said that gazetting the site was important to ensure the Gua Pelangi area was protected and that efforts to enhance the area’s status could be done.
Furthermore, the artifacts, consisting of stone tools from the Paleolithic age, were important to the state and country’s history.
Abd Razak said that the state government was now waiting for a report on the artifacts from USM’s Centre for Global Archaeological Research.
“This historial find is important as no one had expected that there are artifacts dating back 14,000 years in the state. These artifacts had also been found by experts in the archeological field,” he told the daily, adding that the state government would also seek the expertise of the National Heritage Department before gazetting the area as a historical site.
Among the artifacts found were about 20 stone tools believed to be used for hunting, gathering and preparing food and more than 50kg of bones from wild boar, monkeys and deer.
> Kosmo! reported that actress Rita Rudaini has ventured into the perfume business with the launch of her fragrance brand, Adorable.
The process of creating Adorable took her a long time as she wanted the scent to be appealing to Malaysians, she said.
“It took me two years to go through the whole process of creating this perfume,” said Rita, adding that there is Arabic influence in her perfume.
“I love the scent of Arabic perfumes. Many do not know that the perfumes there do not smell strongly of Attar oils anymore,” she added.
She said that she wanted to introduce her own perfume so that it could help diversify her earnings.
“It also gives a chance to fans to try the products of their favourite artistes,” she said.
> Found in translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.
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