Lembah Bujang, in the Merbok district of Kedah, is the richest archaeological site in Malaysia, containing more than 50 ancient temple ruins
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A 1,200 year-old temple ruin in Lembah Bujang, Malaysia as been demolished by a developer reports the BBC’s News from Elsewhere service –
Bujang Valley (Lembah Bujang) is the richest archaeological site in the country. It covers hundreds of square miles in the state of Kedah and houses temple remains dating back about 2,000 years. The deputy chief minister of neighbouring Penang State, Palinasamy Ramasamy, visited the site over the weekend and told the Malay Mail Online site that temple 11 at Sungai Batu “was demolished by the developer… more than a month back”.
Social media users were furious, with responses ranging from disbelief that the site was not protected to accusations of an attempt by the state to erase Malaysia’s pre-Islamic history. Kedah State authorities, taken aback by the reaction, said the site was on private land and had not been registered as historically significant.
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