The recent demolition of a temple in the archeologically rich Bujang Valley has upset a segment of the public and placed authorities in a spot. BFM Radio interviews Farish Noor and V Nadarajan.
Sharaad Kuttan | Aziff Azuddin | John Miksic (National University of Singapore) | Mokhtar Saidin (Universiti Sains Malaysia) | V. Nadarajan (Bujang Valley historian) | Farish A. Noor (Nanyang Technology University)
7 December 2013
“To progress into the future one needs a past to progress from,” said Farish A. Noor, a Singapore-based Malaysian academic. The recent demolition of a temple – Candi 11 – in the archeologically rich area called the Bujang Valley has inflamed segment of the public and placed authorities in a spot. Archeologists John Miksic and Mokhtar Saidin, as well as historians, Farish A. Noor and V. Nadarajan, explain how these ancient monuments – and their apparent neglect – reflect larger questions of national identity.
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