Ahmad Sarji: Destroy Memory, Erase History

The Past in The Present

Ahmad Sarji: Destroy Memory, Erase History

A callous attitude towards preservation will destroy the legacy that shaped history. Tun Ahmad Sarji tells AWANI Review’s Amanda Ho why this effort is so dear to his heart.

In a rapidly modernizing country like Malaysia, historical buildings and artifacts are currently endangered and can vanish at any second. It is not without effort however that Malaysia now has four UNESCO World Heritage sites in Malaysia which includes the city of Malacca and Georgetown, Lenggong Valley, Gunung Mulu National Park and Kinabalu Park. A leading light in the movement to conserve and preserve is former top civil servant Tun Ahmad Sarji. The former Chief Secretary to the Government stresses...

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