The state and federal governments in Malaysia have agreed to jointly developed the Sungei Batu Archaeological Site in Bujang Valley, Kedah into a heritage site.
Bernama, 20 May 2010
The federal government will collaborate with the Kedah government to develop the Sungai Batu archaeological site in Lembah Bujang.
Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the development of such site should be carried out in collaboration with the state government.
“The nation’s interest should take precedence in matters like this,” he told reporters after meeting Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak at the latter’s office at Wisma Darul Aman, here Thursday.
Accompanying Rais were National Heritage Commissioner Prof Emeritus Datin Paduka Zuraina Majid and Information Director-General Datuk Abdullah Murad.
Rais said during the meeting, he informed Azizan of the ministry’s plans to carry out studies on the discovery of archaeological sites particularly in Sungai Batu.
“We also discussed ways to develop Sungai Batu as a heritage site in the future,” he said.