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No to heritage listing on Hindu-Buddhist temple ruins


Kedah’s heritage: (From left) Dr Mokhtar and National Heritage commissioner Dr Zainah Ibrahim giving a souvenir to Tourism Ministry deputy secretary-general Dr Junaida Lee Abdullah at the Kedah Tua International Conference. With them is Kedah exco member Datuk Mohd Rawi Abdul Hamid.

Kedah’s heritage: (From left) Dr Mokhtar and National Heritage commissioner Dr Zainah Ibrahim giving a souvenir to Tourism Ministry deputy secretary-general Dr Junaida Lee Abdullah at the Kedah Tua International Conference. With them is Kedah exco member Datuk Mohd Rawi Abdul Hamid.

SUNGAI PETANI: The Hindu-Buddhist temple ruins of Bujang Valley will not be nominated as a Unesco heritage site because of the lack of chronometric evidence.

Archaeologist Prof Datuk Dr Mokhtar Saidin said research on the temples or candi since the colonial days had been based only on artefact and architectural comparisons which lacked scientific integrity.

Northern Region , candi , sungai petani

   

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