via The Star, 04 August 2021: The Sarawak Museum celebrated its 130th birthday last week, and a slew of stories in the media emphasise the Sarawak Heritage Ordinance coming into full force, as well as announcements of new museums to open in Sarawak in the future.
The Sarawak Heritage Ordinance 2019 will be fully enforced this year, said state Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
He said the enforcement of the ordinance was to facilitate the duties of the director of the Sarawak Museum Department in smoothing the administration and responsibilities relating to old buildings, and other related matters.
“With this new ordinance, I am confident that tangible and intangible culture, museums, buildings, sites and historical monuments in Sarawak can be managed in the best way, for the good and interest of all communities,” he said while officiating at the Sarawak Museum’s 130th anniversary celebration today.
The Sarawak Museum was completed in 1891 as a result of the efforts of Sarawak’s second white Rajah Charles Brooke, who was very interested in Sarawak’s natural history, and it was the first museum built in the Borneo archipelago at that time.
Source: Sarawak takes firm charge on matters concerning its culture and heritage | The Star
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