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Nominate Batu Caves to world heritage site is just another political stunt by UMNO

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This below database was pulled out from Unesco’s website about the world heritage sites tentative list.

State Party: Malaysia Last Revision: 04/01/2010 Current number of Tentative List sites: 2 Properties States Parties that currently have Tentative Lists: 1 States

Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary (LEWS) and Batang Ai National Park (BANP) (23/06/2004)

The Taman Negara National Park of Peninsular Malaysia (25/06/2004)

Rais’s ministry has taken no action to ensure Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary, Batang Ai National Park and Taman Negara which are in the tentative list since 2004 are nominated under the first-come-first-served basis.

Besides, Sabah is not allowed to submit Maliau Basin and other national parks in Sabah to Unesco for the nomination of world heritage sites unless the land titles for the said properties are transferred to Federal Government.

Let’s wait and see the same condition will be applied to Batu Caves or not.

Without the full cooperation from PR government on land issue, the Federal government has no way to convince Unesco that Batu Caves’ nomination is fully supported by all stakeholders.

No doubt, Batu Caves is a potential candidate to be listed as a world heritage site with […]