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Lenggong to be awarded World Heritage status this weekend

Malaysia will receive formal recognition of the Lenggong Valley in Perak as a World Heritage Site in a special ceremony this weekend.

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The Sun, 09 November 2012

Perak awaits Unesco award
The Star, 08 November 2012

DPM: Lenggong Valley’s recognition as world heritage site proof of pre-historic civilisation in M’sia
The Star, 03 November 2012

Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley
Unesco Site

Perak, which now has its Lenggong Valley recognised as a world heritage site, will receive the much-awaited instrument of recognition at a ceremony in the district this weekend.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was given the instrument by Unesco representative Dr Hubert J. Gijzen, who is also the director of Unesco’s office in Jakarta, at Malaysia’s first Unesco Day celebration here on Nov 3.

Muhyiddin, who is the Malaysian National Commission for Unesco president, passed the instrument to Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, who was present at the event.

In a statement here yesterday, the ministry expressed pride in getting the Lenggong Valley listed among the 953 world heritage sites recognised by Unesco.

Full story here.

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