via The Nation, 02 November 2018: Puen Ruam Thang, led by veteran singer Suthep Prayoonpitak, told media last week that it had “renovated” more than 200 temples – including those registered as monuments – across the Kingdom and plan to continue doing so.
IMMEDIATE ACTION is required to renovate the hundreds of historical temples painted in gold across the Kingdom, the Fine Arts Department said early this week.
Source: Fine Arts Department frets over ‘illegal’ gold painting of numerous temples
via Panay News, 05 Sep 2018: Unauthorised renovations made on a century-old church in the Philippines.
Molo Church, Iloilo City. Source: Panay News, 05 Sep 2018
The Sangguniang Panlungsod’s (SP) committee on tourism and cultural affairs has recommended the filing of charges against Monsignor Maurillo Silva, administrator of St. Anne Parish in Molo district for the unauthorized renovation of the Molo Church’s convent.
The charges could be for violation of Republic Act 10066 (National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009) and the National Building Code, among others, according to the committee chaired by Councilor Candice Tupas.
Source: Priest faces raps for Molo convent renovation
via Myanmar Times, 21 March 2018:
Some portions of more than 100 pagodas in Bagan might be demolished because of substandard materials used during their renovation, a senior official of the Department of Archeology and National Museum said.
Source: Parts of over 100 Bagan pagodas to be demolished
via Borneo Post, 21 September 2017
KUCHING: The Sarawak Museum will be temporarily closed from Oct 23 onwards for a period of two and a half years. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the temporary closure was …
Source: Sarawak Museum to close for two and a half years for conservation works – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo
Xinhua, 06 May 2017
A total of 249 out of the 389 earthquake-hit pagodas in Myanmar’s Bagan city have been renovated so far, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Saturday.
Source: 249 quake-hit pagodas in Myanmar’s Bagan renovated so far – Xinhua | English.news.cn
Cambodian PM, UNESCO chief talk renovation of Preah Vihear temple
Xinhua, 17 June 2013
The planned enlargement of a 200-year-old bridge in Hue to help ease traffic congestion is criticised by restoration experts as not warranted.
The Kho Bridge in Hue, VietnamNet 20121224
Historians condemn Hue bridge renewal
VietnamNet, 24 February 2012
The Myanmar government’s done it again… a prominent ancient pagoda in northwest Myanmar has been given a repaint from its original white to gold without consultation with monks, scholars or the public. The change of colour is rumoured to fulfil ‘magical’ conditions.
The Yaza Mani Sula Kaung Hmu Daw Pagoda is given a new coat of gold paint over its original white. The Irrawady, 20110311
Locals Unhappy About Ancient Pagoda’s Golden Facelift
The Irrawaddy, 11 March 2011
Vat Phou, a Khmer temple in Laos, is set to be renovated with the help of the Archaeological Survey of India.
Vat Phou, Laos. Wikicommons image
India to renovate 11th century Shiva Temple in Laos [Link no longer available]
Laos News.net, via ANI, 10 September 2010
Malaysia’s Muzium Negara, or National Museum, recently completed a four-year-long renovation process and boasts a fresh new interior for visitors. The museum houses 4 permanent collections, including galleries for Malaysian Prehistory and Malay Kingdoms.
A fresh look for the National Museum
The Star, 31 July 2010