The Chief Minister of Malacca has threatened to seek a ‘divorce’ from Penang’s Georgetown under their joint World Heritage listing, after last week’s revelation that some construction works in Georgetown may contravene the guidelines set by UNESCO. While the potential for the World Heritage title to be stripped is real, the controversy and war of words might be just overplayed in the local media and it could all just be simple politicking between the ruling party (under Malacca), against the opposition-controlled Georgetown.
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Go ahead, divorce us, says Penang’s CM
The New Straits Times, 30 November 2008
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The Straits Times, 29 November 2008Â
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The Star, 28 November 2008