Organized by Badan Warisan Malaysia in collaboration with International National Trusts Organisation (INTO)
Live Webinar Details
Date: Monday, 13 September 2021
Time: 8:00PM (GMT +8) / UK 1:00PM (GMT+1)
Live Webinar. Free Admission.
Moderator: Lim Wei-Ling, President of Badan Warisan Malaysia
Dr. Ruth Kiew, Forest Research Institute Malaysia Fellow
Katherine Malone-France, Chief Preservation Officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Dame Fiona Reynolds, Chair of International National Trusts Organisation
About The Talk
Badan Warisan Malaysia (BWM) has been highlighting the imminent forced closure, eviction and possible destruction of the century-old Sakyamuni cave temple and monastery with its unique contents located at Gunung Kanthan, situated north of Ipoh in Perak, Malaysia.
Gunung Kanthan is one of the geological heritage geoparks comprising limestone hills in the Kinta Valley National Geopark. Together with the other limestone outcrops, it forms the distinctive karst landscape surrounding Ipoh. This limestone outcrop is on the verge of irreversibly losing its priceless geological, biological, architectural, archeological, cultural, tourist and recreational values to limestone quarrying by the current owner of the land on which Gunung Kanthan is situated.
In collaboration with International National Trusts Organisation (INTO), which BWM is a member of, we are bringing together international experts to shine a light on Gunung Kanthan and to share experiences in grassroots advocacy amongst our global National Trust family. We will also talk about the importance of protecting cultural landscapes for their beauty and intrinsic value, but also as sacred spaces, for wellbeing and for the economic value of a good quality environment.
We hope you can join the webinar, and show your support for saving significant heritage sites and values for posterity.
With reference the webinar organized by Badan Warisan Malaysia in their BWM Talk Series , “Preserving Natural Heritage For The Future: Case Study – Gunung Kanthan that was held on 13th September 2021 and as a speaker in my capacity as a representative of the Malaysian Cave and Karst Conservancy, I wish to refer to a statement made in my presentation, namely: “In 2020, Associated Pan Malaysia Cement was awarded a mining license for Zone C” should be corrected to “In 2020, the ownership/lease period of Gunung Kanthan was extended to a cement company”.
In addition, I refer to Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi, Perak Housing, Local Government and Tourism Committee Chairman, was quoted as clarifying that there is “no issue of awarding or extending contracts to any company to carry out fresh quarrying at Gunung Kanthan” (the Vibes, 15/9/2021).
15th September 2021
This is a reminder to our email that was sent on 19 November 2020 with regards to the Notice of Annual General Meeting. The details are as follows:
Badan Warisan Malaysia 37th AGM 2020
Date : 19 December 2020 (Saturday)
Time : 10am
Venue: Virtual via Zoom
The meeting will be held via ZOOM virtual meeting. The link will be advised nearer to AGM date and we suggest you register your attendance with us (via email) to ensure you receive this. Those who wish to attend the meeting are advised to download the ZOOM app in advance.
If you wish to nominate any candidate to serve on the Council, please use the nomination form that was circulated in the email or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a copy. The candidate must be a current voting member of the Badan Warisan Malaysia with their subscription fully paid up to date. The form must be completed and signed by the proposer, seconder and the nominee indicating his/her agreement to stand for election.
In order to be included in the Notice for the Annual General Meeting at 10:00am on Saturday 19 December 2020, the completed nomination form must be received no later than 5:00pm on Monday 30 November 2020, by the office of Badan Warisan Malaysia at No. 2 Jalan Stonor Kuala Lumpur, or by email to email@example.com.
Download the nomination form HERE