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May 20th, 2011
World Heritage Site in the Making for Malaysia

The division’s director, Datuk Yunus Razak, said the declaration would help ease assessment of the area by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) in being listed as a World Heritage Site.

“It is our responsibility to research this site and preserve it,” he said, pointing out that the site in the Lenggong basin is among only 27 in the world to house rare Suevite rocks from an alien meteor.

This site is also where one of the world’s earlier Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age) societies with stone tools has been proven to exist by chronometric dating.

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