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New museum planned to showcase finds in Bujang Valley, Sungai Batu

Deputy Tourism and Culture Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik wants to put Kedah Tua, which contains evidence of the region’s oldest civilisation, on world tourism map.

Ministry: More studies before Unesco push for Bujang Valley

Deputy Tourism and Culture Minister Mas Ermieyati Samsudin says no guarantee Bujang Valley will be given heritage status despite being 'largest' archaelogical site.

Author slams tourism ministry for ignoring Bujang Valley

V Nadarajan says three sites named by ministry for world heritage status pale in comparison to Bujang Valley civilisation which dates back over 2,000 years.

Sungai Batu to be developed as tourist attraction, says Kedah

Experts have declared the site as the earliest and oldest civilisation in Southeast Asia.

Ancient bones found at Penang’s stone age site

Builders of new gallery stumble upon human remains and Penang government is excited as the site may be older than the Bujang Valley archaeology site in Kedah.

Bujang Valley: Need for proof to be a heritage site?

DAP's P Ramasamy says the ancient site has heritage value important for Malaysia and the region.

No scientific proof of Hinduism-Buddhism in Bujang Valley?

While Prof Mokhtar Saidin wants to prove animism is widespread, it does not disprove in any way that Hinduism-Buddhism was non-existent in Bujang Valley.

Ramasamy furious Bujang Valley not yet a heritage site

Penang DAP leader takes the Federal Government to task for not prioritising the preservation of the historical site, opening it to abuse and demolition instead.

Polarisation blamed for candi carnage

Penang DCM also criticises Heritage Department for neglecting to gazette the Bujang Valley site

‘Destroying candi as bad as murder’

Bujang Valley Study Circle chief V Nadarajan nevertheless welcomes rebuilding effort.

Archived: Value lost if ancient structures relocated

Let the experts decide whether it is proper to relocate the ancient structures from the Bujang Valley to a single site, says Penang CM Lim Guan Eng.

Archived: Table White Paper on Bujang Valley

Gerakan man wants the Kedah government to conduct a full inquiry into the destruction of the ancient site and table a white paper in the state legislative assembly

Archived: Candi part of Malay heritage

Historians also rebuked a Kedah exco for saying it was not necessary to gazette the candis, saying it is about preserving national heritage.

Archived: When history is callously decimated

Passing the buck on the Bujang Valley fiasco is an irresponsible act and it's no surprise why the nation's history continues to remain in the doldrums

Archived: Lembah Bujang fiasco: ‘Sack the Heritage Commissioner’

The Heritage Commissioner must be sacked and the developer charged for destroying birthplace of Malay civilisation, says Waythamoorthy.

Archived: ‘Don’t politicise candi demolition’

The civil servants and developers are to blame, not the state government, says the Kedah-born former senator.

Archived: Govt moves swiftly to protect Lembah Bujang

The Tourism and Culture Ministry finally approves application made by the state government to designate several areas at Bujang Valley as heritage site.

‘Demolished temple site for Unesco listing’

Historian describes the demolition of ancient several temples sites in Bujang Valley as shameful and unforgivable.

Archived: Mukhriz, Najib ticked off over Bujang Valley

PKR veep N Surendran hits out at Kedah MB Mukhriz Mahathir and Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak for their indifferent attitude in preserving the historical site

Archived: 8th century temple site in Bujang Valley demolished

A NGO is urging the Tourism and Culture Ministry to stop a housing developer from demolishing remnants of ancient temples in Bujang Valley and to preserve the area.

Archived: Indians want due recognition, Najib

The Prime Minister has a golden opportunity to impress them at MIC's 66th Annual General Meeting tomorrow

Archived: Cabinet interference in museum programmes?

The guided tour of the National Museum took all of 90 minutes and did not do justice to Malaysia's rich cultural and archaeological history.

Kedah, not Malacca, the oldest kingdom

Latest archaeological findings by a USM archaeological team places the Kedah sultanate as possibly the oldest in the world.