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05/03/2017

Government Allocates RM 1.02 Million For Relocation Oath Stone

KENINGAU: The government has approved an allocation of RM1.025 million to finance the relocation project of the Oath Stone or Batu Sumpah that is currently placed in front of the Keningau District Office. Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said a strategic location had been identified to place the oath stone that would facilitate the public and tourists to visit and view the historical stone, which was also a major landmark in the area.

“The project is categorized under the Second Rolling Plan (RP2) of the 11th Malaysia Plan, that include works such as relocation of the oath stone, road construction, historical wall, and the provision of parking space,” he said.

He told reporters this after launching the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) 1Malaysia Voluntourism Plant A Tree and the Visit Keningau 2018, at the Warisan Museum near here today. Also present at the ceremony were Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Joseph Kurup and State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun.

The Oath Stone is of historical importance, not only for Keningau and Sabah, its presence is closely linked to the formation of Malaysia. The stone was officiated by Labour Minister V. Manickavasagam, on Aug 31, 1964, and witnessed by Sabah Chief Minister Tun Fuad Stephens representing the United Kadazan National Organisation (UNKO) and senior government officials and heads of the local native population in front of the old Keningau district office at the time.

Elaborating, Mohamed Nazri said the state government through the Sabah Museum Department would gazette the Oath Stone as a Cultural Heritage under the State Cultural Heritage (Conservation) Enactment 1997, once the relocation works are completed. “The Tourism and Culture ministry, through the National Heritage Department would also submit an application to the state government to gazette the Oath Stone as a Heritage Object under Section 49 of the National Heritage Act 2005 (Act 645),” he said. – BERNAMA

Aney Hipster kata: 1 juta lebih untuk alihkan batu? Mahalnye… tak boleh ke jadikan terus batu tu warisan budaya Sabah? Perlu ke dialihkan batu tu? Tak boleh biarkan kat situ je? Perlu ke habiskan duit kerajaan untuk benda yang dah sememangnya ok. Duit tu boleh guna untuk banyak benda lain. Ramai lagi kat Sabah tu tak ada bekalan air bersih mencukupi, ada lagi yang tak dapat elektrik, ada lagi yang tak dapat line telefon dengan clear

Setahu Aney, kat mana-mana lah, benda yang dikategorikan sebagai heritage ni sepatut dibiarkan dalam keadaan asal. Baru authentically real and unique. Tapi kat Malaysia ni pelik, benda heritage semua nak nak dialih ke sana ke mari lepas tu ko nak orang yang datang tu nampak dan rasa benda/tempat tu sebagai ‘warisan budaya’… atas alasan tempat tak sesuai…

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