THE Penang government is not planning to submit any application to the Federal Government to propose for Pulau Jerejak to be made a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the state has not discussed the matter and there would not be any submission for the time being.
“We have not discussed the matter. There won’t be any submission for the time being,” he said when asked by a reporter today.
Pulau Jerejak is an islet off the Penang island, which was once known as the ‘Alcatraz of Malaysia’.
It was once a restricted island for prisoners and victims of contagious disease.
Meanwhile, it was reported that the Sungai Buloh Leprosy Control Centre was on the ‘tentative list’ to be included in the Unesco World Heritage List.
Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi was reportedly saying that the application to turn Sungai Buloh Leprosy Control Centre into a Unesco World Heritage Site was submitted on Jan 17 this year.
Story by Christopher Tan
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